AAP had contested in 10 seats out of the 14 parliamentary seats in Jharkhand. However, none of the candidates had much impact. The party could earn only 0.7% vote share.
"The party's decision to strengthen its base without contesting the polls may put it in trouble," said Dayamani Barla, who had contested the Khunti LS seat on an AAP ticket.
However, the AAP national executive is in no mood change the decision. "We have decided not to contest assembly polls," Gopal Rai, a member of political affairs committee (PAC) of AAP, told HT.