ULFA general council meet important: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said the planned general council meeting of the ULFA will decide on the future course of peace talks with the outfit.

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi Tuesday said the planned general council meeting of the
ULFA will decide on the future course of peace talks with the
outfit.

"I have come to know that they (ULFA) plan to hold a
general council meeting and hopefully then the future course
of action for peace talks initiated by the government will be
clear," Gogoi told reporters on the sidelines of an oath
taking ceremony of development council members of various
tribes of the state here.

There are reports of the banned ULFA holding its
general council meeting at the house of "foreign secretary"
Sashadhar Choudhury somewhere in lower Assam`s Nalbari
district very soon.

Confirming that ULFA chairman Arabindo Rajkhowa had
sent a formal letter expressing willingness for talks with the
government, the chief minister welcomed the outfit supremo`s
declaration to beg apology for the 2004 Independence day blast
at Dhemaji which killed several school children.

The chief minister also disclosed that feelers have
been sent from the pro-talk faction of the National Democratic
Front of Bodoland (NDFB) for talks with the government.

"Although I have not received any formal letter, like
the ULFA, the pro-talk faction of the NDFB had expressed the
desire for talks and the government will follow it up", he
said.

PTI