A 21-year-old BSc mathematician student Arya Rajendran on Monday has elected as a youngest Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. She created a history as youngest candidate to occupy such a post in the country. Reportedly, Rajendran took oath at Collector Navjot Khosa administered office after she received 54 of the 99 votes cast.
Rajendran is a first formal function as the mayor of Thiruvananthapuram will be at a programme organised by Balasangam, the children’s outfit of the CPI(M) of which she is the state president.
According to report, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) district secretariat on December 25 decided to make Rajendran as the Mayor. She won as CPI(M) Councillor from Mudavanmukal ward and is an office-bearer of Students Federation of India.
The 21-year-old has defeated two potential mayor candidates of CPI(M) in the civic local polls in Kerala.
The CPM-led Left Democratic Front, Congress-led United Democratic Front, and BJP-led National Democratic Alliance were in the fray for local body polls in Kerala.
The local body polls were held in three phases in Kerala. Around 78.64 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third and the final phase of the local body polls. The second phase recorded 76.38 per cent voter turnout and in the first phase it was 72.67 per cent.