Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal accepted the “people’s verdict” in a tweet on Saturday afternoon as trends became clear that his party had failed to expand its national footprint with poor performances in Punjab and Goa.
Kejriwal had led the Punjab campiagn and earlier declared the party would bag “more than 100” of the 117 seats in the state assembly. “The struggle will go on,” Kejriwal said in his tweet.
जनता का फ़ैसला सर माथे पे। सभी कार्यकर्ताओं ने बहुत मेहनत की। संघर्ष जारी रहेगा।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 11, 2017
Trends showed his party in Punjab badly trailing the Congress, which had almost touched a two-thirds majority. In Goa, another state the fledging party was expected to do well, the party was yet to open its account.
The party had decided not to contest the vital state of Uttar Pradesh to be able to focus on the Punjab polls. Party in charge for Punjab, Sanjay Singh also tweeted within minutes of Kejriwal saying the party would analyse the reasons for the loss and congratulated “the new government.”