The JD(S) is on a war footing preparing for the forth coming Vidhana Sabha elections and State JD(S) president H D Kumaraswamy kick started his Karnataka Vikasa Yatre from Chamundeshwari Temple at Mysuru, reported Kannada Prabha.

Kumaraswamy and his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy released a bunch of balloons in the air to launch the Yatre.  Then they climbed into a hi-tech van converted as the Vikasa Vahini and went round the Chamundeshwari temple. After the Pooja at the temple speaking to news persons Kumaraswamy said through Kumara Parva he is only addressing the people and not give any message to any political party. He said JD(S) intends to put a stop to farmers’ suicide if it comes to power.  JD(S) plans to win in at least in 113 constituencies and hence the Yatre, he said.

Responding to a question he said rebel MLAs are not a challenge to him. He is confident that the voters will give him the victory. He also categorically said JD(S) will not welcome last minute defectors as he does not believe in opportunistic politics.

JD(S) will not go for coalition with any party but will contest alone, he assured. He said with the Vikasa Yatre the second phase of his life will commence. CM Siddaramaiah has spoken lightly about me and JD(S) but two lakh voters from the Chamundweshwari Constituency will show they support whom, he said.

The JD(S) Vikasa Yatre will be under taken in 3 stages. The first phase will be between November 7 and 9. The second phase will start after Belagavi session. HD Kumaraswamy will travel to Chikkamagaluru after November 7. He will attend a massive rally at Chikkamagaluru and on Nov 8 at Shimoga and on 9th at Channagiri.