Party sources cited candidates are being currently scanned across all the 117 assembly seats and they could be declared almost a year before the state goes to polls.

"The first list of candidates is likely to be out in the last week of April and we are working towards it," a senior party leader added.

When asked about the Chief Ministerial candidate, the leader said, "It may be declared by June-July." Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the state next week during which he is expected to look into the matter.

With a groundswell support, the advance declaration of candidates is similar to what AAP did when it contested its maiden assembly polls in Delhi by announcing its first list of candidates months before the election.

"With this, it not only becomes easy for the candidates to canvass support and know his or her constituency, but also even the people know who their candidates are. This also helped us prepare a constituency-wise manifesto in our first polls which worked in our favour," the leader said.

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