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Mehbooba congratulates BJP for its ‘stellar performance’

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Srinagar, May 15: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today congratulated the BJP for what she termed its “stellar performance” in Karnataka assembly elections.

“Hearty congratulations to @BJP4India for their stellar performance in Karnataka,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah 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.

‘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 chief minister said.

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