The party, despite an impressive manifesto and campaign has to now consider its future in Goa.
This would have, in turn, made AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal the pivot of a non-BJP, non-Congress formation for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "We have to start work on ground to earn the trust of the people", Shinkre said. The claim was later whittled down to around 24-26 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly, with party leaders claiming that a silent vote would benefit them. AAP has contested its first assembly polls in these states and the outcome will further enable the party to expand its footprint beyond Delhi where it is now in power. 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. Gomes contested the assembly elections against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) sitting MLA Subhash Rajan Naik, Clafasio Dias of Congress, John Inacio Monterio of Goa Vikas Party, Shiv Sena's Devendra Dessai and two other independent candidates Alemao and Derick Dias.
In fact, AAP's loss has boosted chances of Delhi Congress, that is trying to regain foothold in the capital through the municipal poll.
Only six out of 81 women candidates managed to register a win in the Punjab Assembly results 2017 announced on Saturday. "The struggle will continue", the chief minister tweeted after the results. "We are disappointed with the results". Sources said at a meeting with Congress workers a year ago, he had underscored that the real battle in Punjab was between the Congress and AAP, in which Mr Kejriwal's party had an edge at that point.
"We will have to introspect". Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, which had contested in Goa and Punjab in a bid to go national, is leading in only 23 of the state's 117 seats - the third position in a three-cornered contest - according to data at 4 pm. "It is time for review".
Party workers had gathered outside Kejriwal's residence, but as the trends indicated that party was not winning any of the two states, the crowd started ebbing.