Of course, the ruler of Sikkim was happy that Nehru successfully resisted any step towards the integration of Sikkim into 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 demand of the people and supported the Chogyal when it asserted its authority. In February 1948, New Delhi signed a „status quo agreement“ with Sikkim, which stipulated that existing administrative arrangements would apply to 11 subjects, including foreign and defence affairs, until a new treaty was signed in 1950. Indira Gandhi never asked her father for her reasoning, but she said P.N. Dhar, her close adviser, that Nehru might not want to do anything that could see China as a provocation, and that she had some hope that China could respect Tibet`s autonomy if India did not absorb Sikkim. She herself fully agreed with Patel`s approach. Moreover, 15 days before the transfer of power in 1947, Sikkim tried in vain to recover Darjeeling, ceded in 1835. Before India`s independence, Jawaharlal Nehru, as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Indian Constituent Assembly, imposed a resolution that Sikkim and Bhutan, as Himalayas, are not „Indian states“ and that their future should be negotiated separately.  A status quo agreement was signed in February 1948.  The Chamber of Princes, 1922: The fact that Sikkim was a member of the House of Indian Princes is a question of law that was revived at the time of the annexation of Sikkim.
When, under section 7 of the Indian Independence Act 1947, the British Crown`s sovereignty over the Indian states became extinct, all members of the House of Princes became technically independent states. The Indian princely states then merged with the Dominion of India through the signing of instruments of accession and merger agreements. The Indian government claimed that Sikkim, since it was a member of the Princely Chamber, was in fact another princely state of India. Chogyal`s legal adviser claimed that Sikkim was only a formal member of the House, a body that had no executive power, and that Sikkim did indeed follow special contractual relations with the British Crown. (m) neither the Supreme Court nor any other court shall have jurisdiction to rule on disputes or other matters arising out of any treaty, agreement, undertaking or other similar act concerning Sikkim concluded or performed before the fixed date and to which the Government of India or any of its predecessors has been a contracting party; nothing in this clause may be interpreted in such a way that it derogating from the provisions of Article 143; May 8 1973 Agreement: This was an agreement reached by chogyal, the Indian government and the leaders of Sikkim`s political parties after the total collapse of the legal and regulatory situation. In Gangtok, after agitations for „a more democratic constitution“ and „greater legislative and executive powers for elected officials,“ there had been serious outbreaks of violence. Both were provided for in the agreement. In addition, the Indian government has been „invited“ to „assume responsibility“ for law and order and appoint an executive chief or head of administration in Sikkim. Elections based on one and one votes were introduced. The Indian head of administration had all the administrative authority.
If there was disagreement between him and the Chogyals, it should be referred „to the political officer of Sikkim, who must seek the advice of the Indian government, which must be binding.“ Anglo-Chinese Convention of 1890: In accordance with this convention, agreed between the representatives of the British Crown and the Emperor of China, Sikkim would have been recognized as a protectorate of the British government. Neither Sikkim nor Tibet were consulted and were not parties to the agreement. . . .