Desk: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday tweeted “Et tu Karnataka.”
Abdullah was expressing his feelings over BJP’s performance. He used the words used by famous Roman leader Julius Caesar.
Et tu #Karnataka.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 15, 2018
In this famous play by Shakespeare, Ceasar was killed by his friend Brutus and his co-conspirators. Being betrayed, Ceaser said “Et tu Brute” which means “Even you, Brutus?”
Notably, Caesar’s assassination date coincides with the date of Karnataka election results, ie. May 15.
The BJP is inching closer towards forming the next government in Karnataka, as it has taken a significant lead so far.
The BJP is leading in 111 constituencies, while the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are leading in 65 and 38 seats respectively, thus implying that the saffron party could emerge as the single largest party in the state.