Finally, the battle lines are drawn for deciding the fate of the JDS-Congress government. Karnataka Assembly Speaker has fixed July 18 for holding the confidence vote in the House. Both CM Kumaraswamy, Congress leaders and Yeddyurappa have expressed their readiness for the ultimate test. Whole nation is eagerly waiting for the final result while the rival parties began desperate efforts to protect their respective MLAs.
The long-drawn political crisis has already put stress on both the camps. At one time, Congress leaders have decided to sit in opposition but changing moods in rebel MLAs gave them a little relief. However, the camp politics reached a peak with only two days left for the floor test. Congress trouble shooters like DK Shivakumar are continuing their efforts to win back their rebel MLAs to save their government.
The BJP is sticking to its game plan to bring down the rival government by keeping control over the rebel MLAs. The Karnataka power war is heading for a close finish like the Cricket World Cup Final between England and New Zealand.