Today, we will talk about the youngest mayor of India, who is 21-year-old student Arya Rajendran. She was elected Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, on December 27, 2020.
Background of Arya Rajendran
Arya Rajendran was born on January 12, 1999. According to an Indian newspaper, he got 54 votes, including three independents, for the mayoral election. While her opponent, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, got 35 votes. Another candidate received only nine votes.
After elected as a mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Arya Rajendra convey a strong message that she will be a responsible member of the CPI (Communist Party of India). She will fulfill all her responsibilities without any discrimination. She said she never considered age an obstacle in fulfilling my responsibilities.
In a statement, she expresses that she does not feel any threat from the opposition. I know that the whole party is behind me, where there are many experienced people in the council who can guide me.
Arya Rajendra had won the council elections in her ward by getting 2,872 votes and he had a lead of 549 votes over the rival Congress candidate.
Arya Rajendran is a part of the SFI (Students Federation of India) & she is the standing president of the children’s wing in Blasangam state. In the local body elections, the Left Democratic Front’s CPI (Communist Party of India) won a majority of 51 seats. While the BJP-led coalition NDA won 35 seats.
Former CPI mayor Sri Kumar loses unexpected defeat in LB polls. Furthermore, just 10 candidates of Congress have been elected to the council.
Her family belongs to left-wing political thought. Her parents have been members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the last three years. And it is a source of pride for her family that at such a young age her daughter is trying to change the country.
Following in the footsteps of her parents, Arya Rajendra started her political career at a very young age. And first became a part of a children’s organization. She Has become emerged as a child activist in the fifth grade.
She says she will focus on her studies as well as fulfilling her duties. That is the hallmark of a good politician who carries everything with him.
In the central government against Arya Rajendra, the Brahman Bharatiya Janata Party tried hard to win but failed. When Arya won, great personalities like Gautam Arani applauded and praised him.
Arya Rajendra says that my main focus is to provide jobs and help young people who are looking for jobs, along with other jobs.