The party ended up clinching 28 seats in the state polls, just four seats short of BJP's 34 and 20 seats more than the Congress' 8. However, only four seats in Punjab was because the situation is totally different as AAP movement was started with full dedication to stand against both the Congress and BJP.
The first mistake on the part of AAP was to join hands with the Congress, which leaders were already facing charges in various scams and the people of India have given an open verdict not only because of Modi wave but of corrupt leaders in the Congress party.
Second mistake was that he took the hasty decision to field its candidate all over India. Instead, he should have taken his time after winning land mark response during the very first year in Delhi elections and trained his legislatures the skills of administration as ministerial candidates.
Third horrible mistake committed by AAP was that he wanted to be look different with his self-righteousness forgetting he is unprepared and new to the political administration.
Fourth mistake on their part is concealing its failure with only ambition to succeed through agitation. Hardly anyone has succeeded on this path, ultimately one has to come across the table, change his strategy, not compromise with the circumstances but to face them.
Number fifth mistake was- the senior leaders were leaving the AAP being not satisfied with the ideology of Kejriwal working. Among those who left the party were Madhu Bhaduri who openly said that the party is side tracking from its ethics; Shazia Ilmi said that there is discrepancy of democracy within the party and said that only four people were taking decisions in the party.
The Swaraj which Kejriwal has promised could not be brought within the party itself. Even Capt Gopinath left the party and it became talk of the town that AAP is lying a sinking ship and in the coming days more resigns are expected.
Number sixth mistake was- Kejriwal lost his credibility after his failure and having no sustainability in Delhi itself and survived for only 49 days and committed a big blunder by resigning instead of facing with the circumstances. This is the reason that AAP could not win a single Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and lost the support of common man. In fact, the style of AAP has not been liked by the people.
Number seventh mistake was- AAP could not establish its confidence in its party volunteers and workers were demanding the reconstitution of Parliamentary Affairs Committee (PAC) which decides the future course of action of the party.
Number eighth mistake was- not in tune with the working style like sitting on dharna by the CM as CM of Delhi and later on resigning after 49 days and planning to contest against the big guns of politics of BJP party.
Number ninth mistake was- having no clarity over the important issues as it could not present its views on those issues before the people during the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. The leaders were seen giving different statements on sensitive issues like Kashmir, reservation and naxalism.
Last but not the least, it is never too late and still not too late. AAP has to realize that working on somebody else’s scripts is drawing it to dangerous depths. Kejriwal, being head of the AAP should step back, take a little break from the media, introspect, study the circumstances which led to his failure, make a fool-proof strategy without the support of any other political party.