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Subhalakshmi will now lead the lighting; 19 – year – old CPM branch secretary in Kollam


  • Secretary, Lighting Branch, Punalur Area
  • BA English Literature student
  • Balasangham is the Punalur Area President

Punalur: The CPI (M) is once again making history by appointing the youngest mayor in the history of the state. S Subhalakshmi, 19, is one of the youngest branch secretaries in the history of the CPM. Subhalakshmi is the secretary of the Lantern Branch in the Punalur area.

S Subhalakshmi, a graduate student, is reportedly set to become one of the youngest women branch secretaries in the state. Subhalakshmi is a first year BA English Literature student at St. Cyril’s College, Adoor. According to Mathrubhumi, Subhalakshmi, Vice President, DYFI Punalur North Regional Committee, is also a member of the SFI Punalur Area Committee. Balasangham is also the Punalur Area President. Subhalakshmi’s parents are G Omanakuttan and B Sindhu in Vilakkuvettam Subhanivas. Sreekuttan is his brother.

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With the CPM’s decision to elect Arya Rajendran as mayor of Thiruvananthapuram after the last local body elections, she has earned the reputation of being the youngest mayor in the country. Arya, a councilor from Mudavanam, was elected mayor of the CPM district secretariat. Arya Rajendran became the Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation at the age of 21. The appointment of Arya Rajendran, a graduate student, is a continuation of the CPM ‘s efforts in the local body elections to nurture more generational leaders in the party.

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This was followed by the appointment of the state’s youngest panchayat president from the CPM. Reshma Mariam Roy, 21, has been elected as the Pathanamthitta Aruvapulam Panchayat President. Reshma was also the youngest candidate in the last local body elections. Shyam Lal, Konni CPM area secretary, said at the time that Reshma was selected for the post of panchayat president on the basis of her leadership skills and consideration as a rising leader. Reshma won the 11th ward, the sitting seat of the UDF, with a majority of 70 votes. Reshma had earlier garnered attention as the youngest candidate in the state. The last date for submission of nomination papers was November 19, 2020. But Reshma turned 21 on November 18. The next day, Reshma filed her nomination.

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