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Peace accord with ULFA (pro-talks faction) likely by May: Assam CM

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is hopeful that by next month a peace agreement will be signed between ULFA and the GOI. The central government has already prepared a draft and the same has already been provided to the pro-talks ULFA leadership.

The government has been in irregular talks with the ULFA faction for over a decade, but no progress has been made so far. The pro-talks faction also claims that little progress has been made since Modi government came to power, despite negotiations almost reaching the final stages during Manmohan Singh’s tenure. 

Addressing media on April 27 at New Delhi, CM Sarma said that “talks were underway with the pro-talks faction of ULFA and that the government had already provided a draft to them. However, if they don’t accept the draft, the matter will have to be postponed”. He further added that “We are hopeful that by the end of May, peace agreement will be signed with pro-talks faction of ULFA.”

ULFA’s Military Chief and President of the supreme council Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Axom has shown little interest for talks so far without sovereignty for Assam being discussed on the table.

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