Guwahati: Majority of ULFA leaders, in
prison or at large in other countries, are in favour of talks
with the government, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today
Talking to reporters here, Gogoi said he has
information that leaders at large in Bangladesh and Myanmar
were in favour of talks. "We are hopeful that negotiations
will start very soon."
Nearly 80 per cent of the ULFA leadership has
expressed hope for negotiation, he said and dismissed claims
by opposition AGP that talks will not be fruitful without the
participation of ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh Baruah.
Referring to the anti-talk National Democratic Front
of Boroland led by Ranjan Daimary, Gogoi said he had received
`feelers` from it for negotiation.
"We hope that NDFB anti-talk faction will also come
forward for talks," he said.