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Une jeune communiste de 21 ans, élue Maire, en Inde.

Témoignages.re / 31 décembre 2020

Une jeune fille de 21 ans a été élue Maire de la Capitale de l’Etat du Kerala, en Inde. Elle est membre du Parti communiste Indien, mouvance Marxiste. L’information a fait le tour du monde. Témoignages a décidé de reprendre in extenso l’article de « India today », en date du 28 décembre. Ce qui nous intéresse c’est d’alimenter l’idée que « le communisme est une idée encore neuve ».

« Meet Arya Rajendran, a BSc student who became the youngest mayor in India

Arya Rajendran, 21, is now the youngest mayor in India. She took oath as the Mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram municipal corporation on Monday. Arya Rajendran sworn in on Monday as the mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram municipal corporation after securing 54 votes in the 100-member city country. She is now the youngest-ever mayor in India.

Elle a été élue par 54 voix sur un Conseil Municipal composé de 100 personnes. La ville compte 1 million d’habitants et un important parc en technologie de l’information.

Arya Rajendran is still pursuing her graduation course — BSc (Mathematics) from the All Saints College in the Kerala’s capital.

Before Arya Rajendra became the mayor of Thiruvananthapuram, her home and municipal ward Mudavanmugal was famous for being home to actor Mohanlal, who is held in high esteem by actors from all corners of the country. Mohanlal was one of those who called up Arya Rajendran to congratulate on her election as mayor.

Elle a été félicitée par l’un des acteurs et producteurs de film, Mohanlal. Ce qui montre sa grande popularité.

Arya Rajendran is a CPI-M party member and began her political journey as a child activist in Balasangam, the children’s organisation affiliated to the CPI-M. She was in the Class-V then. Both her parents have been CPI-M members for decades. Local reports say her father is an electrician while her mother is an LIC agent.
She became the state president of the Balasangam later. In college, Arya Rajendran became a member of the Students Federation of India (SFI), the students’ wing of the CPI-M.

Elle a baigné dans la politique depuis son enfance et elle a été membre de la Fédération des Etudiants Indiens, l’aile étudiante du Parti communiste Indien (Marxiste).

Arya Rajendra succeeds VK Prasanth, who was the youngest mayor of Thiruvananthapura when appointed in 2015. He was 34 at the time. The choice of two successive young mayors for the Kerala capital city shows the CPI-M’s outreach to the youth in the wake of its perceived declining support base among the young citizens.

With her appointment as Thiruvananthapuram mayor, Arya Rajendran also broke the record held by Sabitha Beegam who became the youngest Indian mayor — also first among Muslims — when she took over the Kollam municipal corporation in Kerala in 2000. Sabitha Beegam was 29 at that time.

Elle a vaincu un membre du BJP qui est le parti de Narenda Modi, premier ministre de l’Inde.
En tête de ses priorités, elle va installer plus de centres de premier soin et le traitement des déchets.

In the mayoral election, Arya Rajendra defeated the BJP’s Simi Jyothish, who secured 35 — all BJP plus one Independent — votes.

Among the priorities that Arya Rajendran has listed are setting up more primary health centres and waste management in Thiruvanthapuram. « 

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