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Gu­jarat Bha­van, ev­i­dently the nerve cen­tre of ma­jor po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sions made now, is where prom­ises ga­lore. Any­body who’s any­body in the NDA dis­pen­sa­tion can be seen walk­ing into the por­tals of this unas­sum­ing build­ing. Some drive back in haste, look­ing pro­foundly grim and many dart ner­vous smiles at the me­dia as­sem­bled out­side. Amid these, Thup­stan Chewwang who won the Ladakh seat by mere 36 votes, is one leader who looked the most con­fi­dent this weekend af­ter his short meet­ing with Modi. Chewwang told ET he is not here to lobby for a cab­i­net berth – al­though “that would make Ladakhis happy”. All he wants is that Modi keep his cam­paign prom­ise to make Ladakh a Union Ter­ri­tory. “There was no Modi wave in Ladakh, pri­mar­ily a Bud­dhistMus­lim re­gion. Still the BJP won be­cause they had promised us UT sta­tus,” says Chewwang.

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