Assembly elections results: Has Chandrababu Naidu been able to counter anti-incumbency in Andhra Pradesh; Will Naveen Patnaik return for a fifth term in Odisha; Will Sikkim's Pawan Chamling continue his streak as the longest serving CM, and in Arunachal, what challenges face chief minister Pema Khandu
"These ex-ministers, besides a former SDF leader Prem Karki, have had nowhere to go after leaving the parent party...it will have no bearing on the ruling party electorally or otherwise, now or ever," the SDF spokesperson KT Gyaltsen told PTI.
A meeting of the SDF leadership here, without naming anyone, hoped that peace would return to the Darjeeling hills soon and demands of the Gorkha people would be fulfilled. The Sikkim Assembly had, on March 29, 2011, passed a resolution in favour of Gorkhaland.
Intriguing as it may appear,the decision to appoint Pawar as head of the GoM also fitted with the corrective approach of giving due importance to other members of the ruling coalition other than the Congress.