Meet Arya Rajendran, India's youngest Mayor

First Published Dec 25, 2020, 2:36 PM IST

Arya Rajendran, a 21-year-old student, will be the new mayor of Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. She is India's youngest mayor.

<p>The decision to appoint Arya, the ward councillor from&nbsp;Mudavanmugal, was taken by the Communist Party of India-Marxist district secreatriat.&nbsp;</p>

The decision to appoint Arya, the ward councillor from Mudavanmugal, was taken by the Communist Party of India-Marxist district secreatriat. 

<p>Arya, a BSc Maths student from the All Saints College, has been very active politically. She was the state president of Balasangam -- a children's organisation affiliated to the CPI-M, besides also being a state committee member of the Students Federation of India.</p>

Arya, a BSc Maths student from the All Saints College, has been very active politically. She was the state president of Balasangam -- a children's organisation affiliated to the CPI-M, besides also being a state committee member of the Students Federation of India.

<p>Arya told Asianet News that she would gladly take up the mission entrusted to her by the party and hopes that learning and political work could go hand in hand.</p>

Arya told Asianet News that she would gladly take up the mission entrusted to her by the party and hopes that learning and political work could go hand in hand.

<p>The CPM reckons that by appointing a young woman leader as Mayor, it will get the same youth support as it did when VK Prashant was elected mayor earlier.&nbsp;</p>

The CPM reckons that by appointing a young woman leader as Mayor, it will get the same youth support as it did when VK Prashant was elected mayor earlier. 

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