AAP Punjab incharege Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak finally resigned

This comes even as the AAP went into retrospection mode after the election results on Wednesday. "However, any final decision in this connection will be taken in a meeting of party's Political Affairs Committee", sources said.

Asked about who will be the next party's Delhi convener, Tyagi also said Rai may be appointed to the post.

Ahead of the poll result, Kejriwal had threatened to launch an agitation over alleged "manipulation" of electronic voting machines (EVMS), an issue he had raised after the AAP's disappointing performance in the recent Assembly elections in Punjab and Goa. With AAP managing to win just 48 seats, and Congress trailing at the third position with 30 seats, the BJP's victory margin is the highest ever in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

Addressing the AAP councillors at his residence here, Kejriwal administered them a "pledge of honesty" and cautioned them not to let themselves be lured or involved in corruption as, he claimed, the three municipal corporations in Delhi were "most corrupt".

Kejriwal, addressing the 42 councillors of the party, reminded them of the core principles of the party that was a byproduct of the famous India Against Corruption movement, that saw millions of youth mobilised against corruption in politics.

Five months after joining the AAP, Poonam Jha Azad, wife of suspended BJP MP Kirti Jha Azad, switched over to the Congress on April 11.

The party apparently absolved Mr Kejriwal of any blame but there have been other resignations.

On Thursday, AAP's Punjab party in-charge Sanjay Singh took to Twitter to announce organisation-building head Durgesh Pathak and his own resignation. They have alsom been demanding state level executive body of AAP. We could not convince the people about the good work done by the Delhi government. The slip for the party was steep this time as in comparison to the 2015 assembly poll as the vote share of the AAP decreased nearly by half from 54.3 percent to 26.21 percent in the recently concluded MCD polls.

  • Zachary Reyes