ULFA vice-chairman hints at talks without Paresh Barua

In a hint at peace talks without ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh Barua, vice-chairman of the outfit Pradip Gogoi Friday said the decision on the talks process will be taken collectively by its central committee.

Last Updated: May 07, 2010, 15:00 PM IST

Guwahati: In a hint at peace talks without
ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh Barua, vice-chairman of the
outfit Pradip Gogoi Friday said the decision on the talks
process will be taken collectively by its central committee.

"The presence of any particular individual is not
important in this case. The decision has to be taken by the
outfit`s central committee leadership," Gogoi, the only top
ULFA leader not is custody now, told a local TV channel.

Barua, who is opposed to talks with the government sans
sovereignty, had said no leader of the outfit can individually
take an decision on whether talks should be held or not.

Referring to NDFB Chairman Ranjan Daimary`s arrest, Gogoi
asked the people of the state to have patience and let the
process of law take place.

Efforts to create a rift among people following Daimary`s
arrest should be avoided, he said.

Several Bodo organisations have alleged that the
authorities have a adopted a discriminatory attitude towards
Daimary as compared to the arrested ULFA leaders.

PTI