The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been thwarted from forming governments in both Punjab and Goa, has admitted defeat saying that the 'struggle would continue'.
“We respect the people’s decision. I thank all the party workers for their hard work. The struggle will continue,” tweeted AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier in the day, AAP leader Ashutosh had said that they were hoping to form government in Punjab but were disappointed with the result.
“We were hoping to form a government in Punjab,” Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said, adding, “We were disappointed with the result.
He said all the AAP leaders needed to introspect where the party’s assessment of taking power in the border state with more than 100 of the 117 seats went wrong.
Going by reports, Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress party has scored 78 seats, ahead of AAP and the SAD-BJP alliance. AAP has scored 20, while SAD-BJP alliance has scored 16.
Meanwhile, Goa has proved to be a disappointment for the Aam Aadmi Party.
Within two initial hours of counting, it became evident that the party was heading for a second place in Punjab and was yet to open an account in Goa. Even as the AAP office had gone full blast with balloons and 'Jai Ho' blaring on loudspeakers, anticipating a victory from both states the party has managed to secure 27 seats in Punjab and nil in Goa.