Arya Rajendran likely to be India’s youngest mayor from Kerala’s Capital

CPI(M) candidate Arya won Mudavanmugal ward in Thiruvananthapuram

A 21-year-old student of All Saints College, Arya Rajendran, is all set to become the next mayor of Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. One she assume the Mayoral post, she would be the youngest Mayor in the state.

The decision to appoint Arya Rajendran, who was elected as the ward councilor from Mudavanmugal in the recently held civic body polls, was taken by a panel of CPI(M) district Secretariat. She was the youngest candidate CPM had fielded for the local body polls in 2020.

Arya, a B.Sc mathematcis student from All Saints College, is also the state president of Bala Sangham and a state office bearer of the CPI(M) student wing SFI. She is also a CPM branch committee member.

Arya is the daughter of Rajendran, an electrician, and Sreelatha, an LIC agent.

CPI(M) candidate Arya won from Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation’s Madavanmugal ward, defeating UDF candidate Sreekala by 2872 votes.

However, Arya said she has not received any intimation from the party so far regarding the post. “I’m right now functioning as a councilor. But, I’ll take up the responsibilities given to me by the party”

She added that her main focus will be on addressing women’s issues and other development activities.

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