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'Et tu Karnataka', reacts Omar Abdullah to poll results

PTI
Published : May 15, 2018, 2:25 pm IST
Updated : May 15, 2018, 2:28 pm IST

The former Jammu and Kashmir CM used a Latin phrase, made famous by Shakespeare, to express his surprise over the results.

'Et tu' is a Latin phrase meaning 'even you'. (Photo: File)
 'Et tu' is a Latin phrase meaning 'even you'. (Photo: File)

Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday used a Latin phrase, made famous by William Shakespeare in "Julius Caesar" to connote betrayal, to express his surprise over the election results in Karnataka.

"Et tu #Karnataka", Omar tweeted as the trends of counting of votes showed BJP emerging as the single largest party in the state assembly elections with the possibility of getting a simple majority.

'Et tu' is a Latin phrase meaning "even you". In the play, Roman dictator Julius Caesar's last words are "Et tu Brute, Then fall Caesar" as he is assassinated by his friend Marcus Junius Brutus and other conspirators.

Omar was also quick to chide Congress leaders for blaming EVMs for its imminent defeat in the polls. "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," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said.

Tags: karnataka assembly election 2018, congress, bjp, siddaramaiah, yeddyurappa, narendra modi, rahul gandhi
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar