Secular forces needs to be united: Rajasekharan

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Bangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) Senior Congress leader and Union Minister of State for Planning M V Rajashekaran today said that there is an urgent need for secular forces to get united in Karnataka.

Talking to newsmen here after calling on Governor Rameshwar Thakur at Rajbhavan here, he said that in the present political situation there was such a need and only Congress could take the lead in this regard.

Replying to a question, he said he did not discuss about present political situation in the State. "It was only a curtsey call. I complimented the Governor after he assumed the office as administrator following the imposition of President's rule following BJP withdrawing its support to its coalition partner JD(S)".

When asked whether he was ready to shoulder the responsibility of becoming Chief Minister in case Congress took lead to form the government, he said that "I am a common worker in Congress, whatever the decision taken by the Party president Sonia Gandhi and Congress Working Committee will be binding on all workers, whether it is on me or any other person".

Reports suggested that Mr Rajashekaran would become the next Chief Minister as Congress was contemplating to forge a tie up with JD(S) to form a government in Karnataka.

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