The trust vote drama of Karnataka enters day two as the future of Kumaraswamy hangs in balance

The trust vote drama of Karnataka entered second day on Friday, as the future of CONG-JDS alliance government hangs in balance. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has directed speaker KR Ramesh to get the trust vote over by 1:30pm on Friday.

Responding to the allegations that he is biased towards the CONG-JDS government and is deliberately trying to postpone the trust vote, the Speaker said, “You may have your own apprehensions but let me make it clear that there is no room for me being impartial. I have led fairly in public life. Character assassination is easy but those commenting on me please look at your background,” he said.

“Anyone who knows me knows I don’t have lakhs stashed up like others. I have enough strength to take a non-partisan decision despite such slurs. I don’t have to be partisan,” Speaker Kumar said as he expressed anguish over suggestions that he was trying to delay the trust vote.

Meanwhile, despite one after another MLA resigning, Kumaraswamy appear surprisingly confident. Close sources say he is banking on God and the rituals which are being conducted by his family.