"Et Tu Karnataka": Omar Abdullah Invokes Shakespeare In Tweet On Poll Result

"Et Tu" were the words uttered by Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's sublime tragedy when Caesar's best friend Brutus stabbed him.

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'Et Tu Karnataka': Omar Abdullah Invokes Shakespeare In Tweet On Poll Result

Karnataka Election Result: Omar Abdullah was not too pleased with the poll result. (Fire)


Srinagar:  Soon after the poll trends today suggested an easy win for the BJP in Karnataka, where 222 seats voted on Saturday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed his disappointment with the Karnataka election results in a tweet.

Invoking the famous English playwright Shakespeare, Mr Abdullah used a phrase from one of his plays "Julius Caesar". "Et tu Karnataka," Mr Abdullah wrote in a tweet. "Et tu" is a Latin phrase which means "you also".

"Et Tu" were the words uttered by Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's sublime tragedy when Caesar's best friend Brutus stabbed him. Karnataka is the 22nd state in the country where the BJP, ruling at the centre, is poised to form government. Mr Abdullah's followers understood the reference and a user wrote "It looks like Abdullah ji is frustrated with people's opinion".

Several exit polls had suggested a hung assembly in Karnataka where the Congress had won in 122 constituencies in 2013.

Mr Abdullah posted another tweet that read: "Please save this tweet for future reference. If I win it was all my charm & hard work. If I lose it's all down to those blasted EVMs." His tweet was a veiled swipe at the Congress for blaming the electronic voting machines for the poll debacles.

Defeat in Karnataka would mean Congress would now rule only in Mizoram, Punjab and Puducherry.

(With inputs from agenices)


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