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Tweet and delete: After criticism Kerala tourism pulls out invite to Karnataka MLAs

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 16, 2018, 4:54 pm IST
Updated May 16, 2018, 5:06 pm IST
At the time of writing, the tweet had over 10,000 'likes' and over 6,000 retweets. The tweet has since then been deleted.
A tweet by Kerala tourism, which has now been deleted, invited Karnataka's newly-elected lawmakers to the 'safe and beautiful' resorts of God's Own Country. (Photo: Kerala Tourism logo)
 A tweet by Kerala tourism, which has now been deleted, invited Karnataka's newly-elected lawmakers to the 'safe and beautiful' resorts of God's Own Country. (Photo: Kerala Tourism logo)

New Delhi: The tug of war of who will form the government in Karnataka continues for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. The state has witnessed a tough contest between the BJP and the Congress. The next few days are going to be busy and chaotic with none of the parties reaching the magical mark of 112.

Kerala Twitter ScreengrabKerala Twitter Screengrab

 

A light-hearted dig from neighbouring Kerala referring to the "rough and tumble" of the Karnataka verdict amused many. A tweet by Kerala tourism, which has now been deleted, invited Karnataka's newly-elected lawmakers to the "safe and beautiful" resorts of God's Own Country.

"After the rough and tumble of the #KarnatakaVerdict, we invite all the MLAs to unwind at the safe & beautiful resorts of God's Own Country," Kerala Tourism tweeted on Tuesday.

Also Read: Kerala tourism tweet woos victor MLAs with ‘safe resorts’

 

The tweet may have been a jibe at the politically chaotic times in Tamil Nadu, when 120 AIADMK MLAs were isolated for days at a resort outside Chennai by VK Sasikala, who wanted to prevent anyone joining "rebel" O Panneerselvam.

At the time of writing, the tweet had over 10,000 'likes' and over 6,000 retweets. The tweet has since then been deleted.

Both the BJP and the Congress-Janata Dal Secular have staked claim to form the government in Karnataka. When it was clear that the BJP was struggling to reach the half-way mark, the Congress reached out to JD(S) leader and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and agreed that his son Kumaraswamy would be the Chief Minister of a coalition government.

 

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