Youngest Mayor of India

21-year old, Arya Rajendran has sworn-in as the Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram city. By taking the oath, she has become the youngest Mayor of the country.

Key Points

  • Arya Rajendran represents CPM-led Left Democratic Front.
  • She got 54 out of the total 98 votes polled in the 100 member council to become the Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram city.
  • Arya has won the local body elections from the Mudavanmughal ward of the city Corporation.
  • She won over her rival by 549 votes and got 2,872 votes in total.
  • Arya is a B.Sc Maths second-year student at Thiruvananthapuram’s All Saints College.
  • She is an activist of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and is also the state president of the children’s wing of the Left party- Balasangam.
  • Balasangam is among the largest children organizations in the world.
  • Arya’s father K Rajendran is also a CPI (M) activist and an electrician by profession.


It is a children’s organization in India having around a million members. It has 20,000 units across the state of Kerala. The theatre of the organization- kalajatha Venalthumbikal is Asia’s biggest children’s theatre. The organization began its operations in the year 1983.


Communist Party of India (Marxist) is a political party of the country that emerged in the year 1964 after splitting from the Communist Party of India. At present, CPI (M) is leading the Kerala State Government. The party also has representation in state Legislative assemblies of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Tripura, Maharashtra Himachal Pradesh, and Odisha.