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ULFA not voting in Assam polls

Last Updated: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 13:59

Sibsagar/Dibrugarh: The overground
cadres of ULFA will not exercise their franchise in the Assam
Assembly polls but will not hamper the process, the outfit`s
vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi said on Monday.

Gogoi said that the outfit had already announced
that it would boycott the polls and maintain a neutral stand.

"The question of voting in the polls does not arise but
we will not hamper the process. Let the people fulfill their
responsibilities", he said.

ULFA spokesman Jiten Dutta said in Kakopathar that
the outfit with 145 overground cadres in 3 designated camps at
Kakopathar, Moran and Nalbari would continue to boycott
elections till the conflict situation in the state is

"We will, however, not disturb the poll process and
hope people will elect members who will help in resolving the
conflict for lasting peace in Assam," he said.

The cadres are preparing for ULFA`s raising day on
April 7 and will attend the central function at Kakopathar to
be attended by outfit chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, he said.

Gogoi said the ULFA leadership was not in favour of
keeping the cadres in designated camps but wanted them to live
amongst their own family members.

The EC had notified that the ex-militants in
designated camps in Assam with their names in the electoral
rolls are entitled to vote by postal ballot.


First Published: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 13:59

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