Panaji: While AAP managed to open its account in Goa by winning two seats, it lost its chief ministerial candidate Amit Palekar, who was contesting from St Cruz assembly segment.
Palekar stood third in the constituency which was won by Congress candidate Rudolfo Fernandes defeating his closest rival, BJP candidate Antonio Fernandes. Fernandes was a sitting MLA of the constituency.
The lawyer-turned-politician, Palekar was announced as the chief ministerial face of the party by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
While Congress candidate polled 8841 votes, BJP’s Fernandes scored 6377 votes. Palekar polled 4098 votes.
AAP won on two seats, both in the South Goa. Party candidate Cruz Silva won from Velim assembly constituency while Capt Venzy Viegas defeated TMC candidate Churchill Alemao in Benaulim assembly constituency.
Arvind Kejriwal-led party had contested in 39 assembly constituencies and had a vote share of 6.80 per cent in the coastal state.