Congress wins Punjab, as AAP fails to make impact

  • Congress wins Punjab, as AAP fails to make impact

Congress wins Punjab, as AAP fails to make impact

Whereas, the outgoing Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was the oldest victor with a margin of 22,770 votes from the Lambi assembly seat.

Live screening of election results will be undertaken in the city by the party followed by dhol, bhangra and music performances.

Commenting on the lacklustre performance of the AAP in Goa, Gomes said: "We have to respect the peoples' will. Fact remains, that AAP has made an impact on Goa and we will continue to work".

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.

Before the polls, AAP had claimed it would form the government in Goa with a clear majority.

Satish Jain AAP's coordinator for Mumbai Metropolitan Region said, "Party workers will distribute candies". He said that sometimes it's not enough to make people understand; rather, what works is to mislead people.

Ironically, while it was expected that in the triangular fight AAP's presence would damage the Congress more, AAP appears to have ended up damaging SAD more. The six winning candidates are Razia Sultana (Congress) from Malerkotla, Aruna Chaudhary (Congress) from Dinanagar, Satkar Kaur (Congress) from Ferozepur rural, Sarabjit Kaur Manuke (AAP) from Jagraon, Rupinder Kaur Ruby (AAP) from Bathinda rural and Baljinder Kaur (AAP) from Talwandi Sabo assembly seats. "Our struggle will continue". Speaking on the developments in Punjab and Goa, AAP Chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he has accepted people's verdict.

As the counting of votes started in the morning, Atishi Marlena, Ashutosh and other senior party leaders went to Kejriwal's residence.

Agreeing it is time for introspection, insiders say that the AAP had sensed the defeat a week before the elections.

However, India TV-C Voter projected 59-67 seats for debutante AAP and 41-49 for the Congress. India News-MRC and News 24-Chanakya forecast a dead heat by giving 55 and 54 seats each to both parties. But, today's results indicate that AAP's dream of being a national party is still far off.