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K'taka ruling formation not in good shape: PM

August 03, 2007 15:38 IST

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] on Friday observed that the ruling coalition in Karnataka "is not in a good shape" and urged Congress leaders and workers to stand united and prepare to return to power in the next general elections.

Addressing party workers in Bangalore, soon after arriving from New Delhi on a day's visit to the city, he said the time had come for 'winds of changes' in the state and hoped that the Congress would definitely be ushered into power.

"I do not know what will happen in October," he remarked hinting at the scheduled change of power from Janata Dal-Secular to Bharatiya Janata Party as agreed upon prior to the formation of the coalition set up in 2005.

Dr Singh said the country had approved the differences in United Progressive Alliance ruling.

He recalled that the National Democratic Alliance regime was marked by instances of communal disharmony and divisive politics and said the UPA sought to strengthen the secular base and was committed to respect fundamental human rights and rule of law.

Communal forces have been kept in abeyance now, he added, saying that for Karnataka it was very important because people of the state should know that communalisation of politics was a danger to country's prospects.