New Delhi: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal will visit Goa on Saturday to launch a manifesto targeted at the young ahead of assembly elections due early next year.

AAP, which is in power in the national capital, is set to contest assembly elections in Goa and Punjab for the first time in a bid to expand its national footprint.

“Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Goa to release the party’s youth manifesto on 12 November. This time the visit will largely be focused on the manifesto launch," a senior leader of the AAP said.

This will be the first in a series of manifestoes that AAP is planning for Goa.

The party held a series of dialogues across the coastal state to prepare the youth manifesto.

Similar dialogues are also being held to prepare manifesto targeted at various sections including women, Dalits and industry.

Party leaders say the manifesto has been prepared after consultation with young voters.

With the Election Commission yet to announce dates for assembly polls in Goa, AAP has already declared the names of its candidates for 21 of the 40 constituencies.

Besides, Shiv Sena has also announced three candidates in different constituencies. The other major parties have not announced their contenders so far.

The term of the assembly ends in March along with that of the Punjab assembly.

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