Article 2 of Indian constitution says:
Parliament may by law admit into the Union, or establish, new States on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
32A. [Sikkim to be associated with the Union.] Rep. by the Constitution (Thirty-sixth Amendment) Act, 1975, s. 5 (w.e.f. 26-4-1975).
As per this article, it is the authority of the Parliament of India to incorporate new territories in the Union of India. The term and condition of such incorporation will be also decided by the Parliament of India.
According to this provision, Sikkim was incorporated in the Union of India in the year 1975. The exchange if enclave was done between India and Bangladesh has been done as the provision of this article.
- What is article 2 of Indian constitution?
Article 2 of the Indian constitution gives authority to the Parliament of India to incorporate the new territories in the Union of India. The term and condition of such incorporation will also be decided by the Parliament of India only.