Peace talks with ULFA to continue sans Paresh Baruah: Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said the peace process with ULFA is on the right track and will continue even without the group's elusive 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah.

"We know Baruah for his anti-talk stance. But the peace process will continue and we will strive for a permanent solution to the insurgency problem of the state," Gogoi told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

"With all the leaders, including chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, expressing willingness for talks, the talks process is on right track," he said.

Gogoi was optimistic that the peace process initiated by the government will usher in an era of development in the state.

Meanwhile, there were reports that the banned ULFA was holding a secret meeting of its 'executive committee' in lower Assam's Nalbari district to discuss the modalities of talks.

However, there was no official confirmation of the meeting and its details.