By Ishank Katyal
Thiruvananthapuram: Meet Arya Rajendran, a 21-year-old college student who contested in the recent civic polls in Kerala has been officially announced as the next mayor of the capital city of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram of CPM Party, said reports.
Rajendran will be the new Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Coorporation, making her the youngest Mayor ever in the state.
Arya Rajendran is studying B.Sc in Mathematics from All Saints College and is currently in second year.
She had won from the Mudavanmughal ward of the city corporation, bagging 2,872 votes, 549 more than the rival Congress candidate. Thiruvananthapuram Mayor K Sreekumar (CPI-M), had suffered a shock defeat in the polls.
LDF won majority of 53 of the 100 seats in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, followed by NDA. Congress led UDF was again pushed to a third here.
“Even though I was not entitled to vote in the last local body elections, but I still was actively campaigning for the party candidate. That experience and exposure helped me this time as well. I have been activelyinvolved with the party during election campaignin the past,” Rajendran told NDTV.