The group against the peace process headed by ULFA
commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah in a statement to the media
here yesterday said Dr Pranmoy Assam had been appointed as the
"assistant foreign secretary" of the outfit.
The statement signed by Dr Pranmoy Assam claimed that
he had been given the new appointment on June 8.
The pro-talk faction led by ULFA chairman Arabinda
Rajkhowa, however, through another statement today asserted
that Assam's appointment was against ULFA's constitution as
there was no provision there for such a post in its hierarchy.
Stating this, ULFA central committee member Kamal
Kachari said only the ULFA chairman was authorised to make
Kachari also said the outfit's constitution had no
provision for making any kind of appointments without
discussions being held within its inner circle and a decision
taken by the entire group.
The declaration of a unilateral ceasefire by the
pro-talk ULFA faction on July 12 was also disputed by the
anti-talk faction saying it was it was against the ULFA's
According to the constitution, Barua said, no member
who has been jailed or in the custody of "enemy camp" can take
any decision on its behalf and the Chairman along with some
senior members are currently out of jail on bail.
Guwahati: The recent appointment of the
ULFA's "assistant foreign secretary" by its anti-talk faction
was disputed by the pro-talk faction.
First Published: Monday, July 25, 2011, 18:59