NEW DELHI, Jan 17 � The Centre wants the anti-talk faction of NDFB headed by Ranjan Daimary to abjure violence before formal talks get underway.
The Centre�s pre-condition was conveyed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to the delegation of Bodo National Conference (BNC), when they called on him here this afternoon.
Chidambaram told the delegation that was led by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary that Ranjan Daimary faction was still indulging in illegal activities like extortions, kidnappings and killings.
The Home Minister made it clear that the outfit has to shun violence before the Centre begins the dialogue process, said a member of the delegation. The Centre has already appointed P C Haldar as its interlocutor for talks with the pro-talk faction.
Chidambaram acknowledged receipt of a letter written by Daimary offering unilateral ceasefire, besides expressing its intent to sit for talks. The anti-talk faction leader is currently lodged in Guwahati Central Jail.
The BNC is currently doing the round of the capital, meeting Central leaders to press for early resumption of the political dialogue with pro-talk faction and start of negotiations with the Ranjan Daimary faction.
Sources in the delegation said that they want the Centre to involve both the factions in the same dialogue process.
The 20-member delegation included State Minister, Chandan Brahma, BTC deputy chief Khampa Borgoyary, Bodo Women Justice Forum chief and NDFB (anti-talks) leader Anjali Daimary, general secretary Govinda Basuma, Biswajeet Daimary, besides Bwiswmutiary and representative of various organisations, including Bodo Sahitya Sabha and All Bodo Women�s Welfare Federation.