Politics is the art of the possible,” is a remark attributed to the Iron Chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck. As the state government teeters on the edge, opposition JD(S) and Congress have been attempting to cobble up a coalition that could take over the reins of governance.

Despite a bitter experience of coalition in the past, the two parties now seem set to negotiate anew. However, leaders of both parties remained tight-lipped, unwilling to divulge details.