PM on two-day visit to Assam from tomorrow

Against the backdrop of government-ULFA peace process, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will undertake a two-day visit from tomorrow to Assam, where assembly polls are also due in April-May this year.

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 18:38 PM IST

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of
government-ULFA peace process, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
will undertake a two-day visit from tomorrow to Assam, where
assembly polls are also due in April-May this year.

Singh is expected to review the prevailing situation and
some of the developmental projects in the state during the
visit.

During his talks with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and
senior officials, the Prime Minister will also take stock of
the law and order situation in the wake of ULFA leadership
starting peace dialogue with the government.

He is also expected to discuss with Assam government how
to carry forward the peace talks with ULFA, review various
development projects and discuss the Central government`s
involvement in such initiatives.

Top ULFA leaders, led by `chairman` Arabinda Rajkhowa
met the Prime Minister here on Monday last and discussed about
the just-started peace process.

In his interaction with journalists yesterday, Singh had
said that he had assured the ULFA delegation that the
government of India was absolutely serious about finding an
honourable solution to their issues.

During the stay, the Prime Minister will address a rally
on rural development in Kamrup district, lay foundation
stone for the country`s second National Institute of Design in
Jorhat and also lay foundation stone for Rajiv Gandhi National
Institute of Petroleum Technology in Sibsagar.

PTI

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