(iv) any questions regarding the responsibilities of the Indian government under this agreement or any other agreement between India and Sikkim. Tshering died in 1954, his dream was not realized, and Lhendup Dorji Kazi followed him as party leader. Kazi played a decisive and unique role in mobilizing public opinion in Sikkim to replace Chogyal`s domination with democracy and for the merger with India. Without him, the merger would not have been as fluid as it did. Controversy: The introduction by the Indian Parliament of the 36th law amending the merger of Sikkim with India has caused deep controversy in the national press. The Hindustan Times of 4 September 1974 deplored its lack of justification and “the extraordinary haste with which this large-scale measure is projected by Parliament”. At the end of the same month, B. G. Verghese, the newspaper`s publisher, wrote his famous editorial on the theme “Kanchen junga, Here We Come.” Of course, the ruler of Sikkim is delighted that Nehru has succeeded in opposing any steps towards Sikkim`s integration with India.
However, the Sikkim State Congress led by Tashi Tshering and two other political parties wanted democracy in Sikkim and membership in India. The Indian government decided to ignore the referendums and supported the Chogyal when it asserted its authority. In February 1948, New Delhi signed a status quo agreement with Sikkim, which provided that existing administrative arrangements would apply on 11 issues, including foreign affairs and defence, until a new treaty was signed in 1950. Indira Gandhi never asked her father for her argument, but she told P.N. Dhar, her close accomplice, that Nehru might not want to do anything that China might consider a provocation, and she had some hope that China could respect Tibet`s autonomy if India did not accept Sikkim. She herself was entirely in agreement with Patel`s approach. In fact, 15 days before the handover of power in 1947, Sikkim tried in vain to recover Darjeeling, which was ceded in 1835. Months before Sidhu began his mission, the Chogyal, facing growing public unrest, had to sign a letter written by political officer K.S. Bajpai, asking the P.O. to take over the administration; and B.S. This was taken up as chief executive, a title that was changed to chief executive in the case of Chogyal. That was in April 1973.
Before he left Delhi, Kewal Singh said to encourage democratic forces, but he was not informed of the proposed merger. In May 1973, Kewal Singh went to Sikkim and accepted the election of a legislature on the basis of universal suffrage and the appointment of a cabinet in charge of the Assembly.