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Thiruvananthapuram prepares for 21-year mayor | India News


Arya Rajendran, 21, a mathematics undergraduate student who faced her first local body elections as a voter and as a candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram corporation elections, will become Kerala’s youngest corporation mayor and one of the youngest mayors in the country.
Before Rajendran, Suman Koli had become mayor of the Bharatpur corporation in Rajasthan at the age of 21 in 2009. Nuthan Rathore was elected mayor of the municipal corporation of Firozabad, UP, in 2017 when she was 31 years old. The country has had other young mayors as well. Sanjeev Naik became mayor of Navi Mumbai at the age of 23 in 1995.
Arya has not yet been officially informed about her candidacy
Rajendran was elected as a mayoral candidate at the CPM district secretary meeting on Friday. A formal announcement is expected on Saturday. Their victory in the December 28 poll is a foregone conclusion, as LDF has 53 seats on the 100-member council, while BJP and UDF have 35 and 10 seats respectively.
His father, an electrician by profession, is an active CPM worker. His mother is a homemaker and LIC agent. Arya said that she had not yet been officially informed about her candidacy, but that she was willing to take on any task. She was elected to the Mudavanmugal neighborhood corporation council and was sworn in on December 21.

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