Punjab Assembly election results came as a big shock for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party which had put all its might and resources in Punjab and Goa.
Congress won 77 seats while AAP managed to win only 22 seats in the state.
After an unimpressive performance in Punjab and Goa, AAP's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the party accepts people’s verdict and will continue with its “struggle”.
“We accept people’s mandate. All volunteers worked hard. Our struggle will continue,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Kejriwal had himself addressed over 95 rallies in Punjab over the past few month and the party was very confident of a major victory in Punjab.
The Congress has made a resounding comeback in Punjab, winning a solid 77 seats in the 117-seat Assembly. Anti-incumbency may have helped the party notch up its big score.
The AAP won less than it was expected to. Still, its 20 seats on debut do make it the second largest party in the Punjab Assembly.
The SAD-BJP alliance - expected to be reduced to single digits - fared the worst, with 18 seats.