There is a need to field a candidate with impeccable secular credentials for the presidential elections in July considering the “situation prevailing in the country”, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said today. His remarks came at a time when “like-minded” opposition parties are mulling over fielding a common candidate for the presidential polls. The Marxist party has already agreed to the idea of fielding a consensual candidate. “Do you want communal supervision or secular supervision of the Constitution? We want secular supervision,” he said, replying to a query by media persons. Opposition leaders, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, have held a series of meetings over the issue recently. Gandhi has been at the forefront of efforts for forging opposition unity on fielding a joint presidential candidate. Pranab Mukherjee, a Congress veteran who was elected as president in 2012, will demit office in July.