New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI): Breaking new grounds, Government today held for the first time unconditional talks with leaders of banned outfit ULFA and said it was "confident" of finding a "just and honourable solution" to the over three decade-old insurgency problem in Assam.
"As you are aware that they (ULFA) have offered unconditional talks with Government of India and Government of Assam to find out a honourable and just solution to the issues raised by them.
"I welcome them. I assured them that the Government of India and Government of Assam will engage them in sincere and meaningful talks and I am confident that we will find a just and honourable solution," Home Minister P Chidambaram said after ULFA leaders led by their 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa met him before entering into talks here.
"They called on me which is a courtesy call..."