Guwahati: The pro-talk faction of ULFA`s
28 Battalion held talks with a Central representative
for the first time, raising hopes for negotiations with the
banned group fighting for a separate state.
Pro-talk leader Mrinal Hazarika told reporters that
initial parleys were held with Additional Director of
Intelligence Bureau R N Ravi here.
"We told the senior officer to ensure that the
dialogue process be speeded up and our demands discussed to
reach a political solution to our problems," Hazarika said.
The meeting was held at an undisclosed location with
the government officials refusing to provide details.
There was no representative of the state government in
the meeting, he said.