Et Tu #Karnataka: Omar Abdullah

Tue May 15 2018 16:24:09 GMT+0530 (IST)

Karnataka results have shocked many people and surprised others.  Considering the dissatisfaction over Modi rule and BJP's domination of regional parties, many people thought that Karnataka voters will put a check to BJP. But the situation has gone completely reverse. PDP leader, former CM of Jammu & Kashmir responded to the results in an interesting manner.

He tweeted 'Et Tu #Karnataka." That's it.  A single phrase which has a lot of meaning.  It is a Latin sentence meaning "Even you, Brutus?" from the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Caesar utters these words as he is being stabbed to death, having recognized his friend Brutus among the assassins. 'Et tu, Brute?' is used to express surprise and dismay at the treachery of a supposed friend.  So, the Omer says Karnataka also gave a hand to Congress just like Brutus.

Just like Omar Abdullah the politicians across the country who were expecting that the BJP would bite the dust, are literally shocked.   They are slowly coming to terms to accept the result.  Though BJP has not achieved the magic mark, it has sent shock waves in the political circles.