Arya Rajendran set to become youngest mayor of Thiruvananthapuram

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Kerala : 21-year-old, a college student, Arya Rajendran has contested the civic body polls recently and she is now all set to become the youngest mayor of Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram.

She won the elections with 2,872 votes, 549 more than the rival Congress candidate. She is currently studying in the second year at All Saint's College in the city.

The city's district secretariat of the Marxist party recommended her name for the post during a meeting. If approved, she will become the youngest Mayor ever in the country.

Arya has a keen interest in politics since childhood. She is currently state president of CPM-backed 'Balasanghom', which is considered as the world's largest children's organisation. She is also a member of SFI Kerala state committee.

Meanwhile, Thiruvananthapuram Mayor K Sreekumar (CPI-M) has suffered a shocking defeat in the polls.

"Thank you Kerala. Thank you for reposing faith in LDF. We are humbled by the trust and the confidence of the people of Kerala. This is a victory for secularism and inclusive development. My warm greetings to all the elected representatives," had said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet.

The LDF has won 514 of the 941 gram panchayats, 10 of the 14 district panchayats and 108 of the 152 block panchayats. The UDF, on the other hand, finished first in 375 gram panchayats, 44 block panchayats and four district panchayats. The NDA, led by the BJP, won 23 gram panchayats.