Srinagar, May 15: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Tuesday slyly targeted the Congress party workers and leaders for blaming electronic voting machines (EVMs) for their loss in Karnataka Elections 2018. “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,” he tweeted. (Click here for LIVE Updates on Karnataka Elections 2018 Results)
“If the Congress party wins the #KarnatakaElection, everyone will know Modi wave is over & ppl are fed up of them, but in case BJP wins, we must question election commission with the authenticity of EVM’s & whether they are hack proof,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had earlier said.
Abdullah, earlier in the day, had posted, “Et tu #Karnataka”, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday crossed the half-way mark in the number of leading seats in Karnataka Elections 2018 Results leaving the Congress and JDS behind.
According to the Election Commission, BJP has currently won 17 seats and is leading in 89. Meanwhile, Congress has won four and leading in 70. The Janata Dal Secular has won one seat and is leading on 38 seats.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took to Twitter and congratulated the winner of Karnataka polls. “Congratulations to the winners of the Karnataka elections. For those who lost, fight back. If Congress had gone into an alliance with the JD(S), the result would have been different. Very different,” she posted on Twitter.
The voting for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 on 222 out of 224 constituencies was held on May 12. The term of Karnataka Assembly ends on May 28.