ULFA not to participate in Assam Assembly polls

ULFA leader Sasadhar Choudhury also said that it will totally keep away from the election process.

Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 18:00 PM IST

Guwahati: ULFA leaders and their cadres, now out on bail, will not participate in the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, ULFA leader Sasadhar Choudhury said on Saturday.

"ULFA will have no connection with the elections. We
will keep away from the polls. We will not vote as our names
are not in the voters rolls," Choudhury told reporters here.

On being pointed out that they could vote as per the
law, he said, "we have been in the jungles for the last 31
years. Our names have been deleted from the voters list."

Asked if ULFA would be campaigning for any political
party or candidate, Choudhury said, "We will totally keep away
from the election process. None of us or our cadres will be
participating in it."

Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi on Thursday
had told reporters in Guwahati that the members of the banned
outfits ULFA, NDFB and other insurgent groups could cast votes
if their names were in the voters roll.