Politics in the Himalayan state, although seemingly revolving around the national parties, is highly personality-driven. People do not vote for parties but for individuals and it can be impossible to find a worthy contender to some individuals, which is why 11 seats were won uncontested here, something that has become unheard of in the rest of the country and even in most of the Northeast.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a lot to the state (his party won one of two seats and that MP, Kiren Rijiju, is a Union Minister now) in terms of promoting tourism and improving infrastructure. The Modi sarkaar is also expected to put an emphasis on defense, having warned China against any expansionist ambitions in the state. Clearly, the Assembly will have to work with the Central Government. It would be wise for Tiku then to reach out to Modi - despite the danger posed by the Gandhi dynasty in doing so.