Twenty-one-year-old Arya Rajendran has been elected as the next Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation on Monday
Making her the youngest candidate to occupy such a post in the country. On December 25, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) district secretariat in a meeting decided to make her the Mayor. Arya won as CPI(M) Councillor from Mudavanmukal ward and is an office-bearer of the Students Federation of India.
Two potential mayor candidates of CPI(M) were defeated in the local body polls, after which the party had to look for other alternatives.
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 percent voter turnout was recorded in the third and final phase of the local body polls. The second phase recorded 76.38 percent voter turnout and in the first phase, it was 72.67 percent.