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Govt sincerity must to bring Paresh for talks

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 6 � ULFA �military chief� Paresh Barua would come for talks if the government created the right atmosphere for it, the group�s �vice chairman� Pradip Gogoi said today.

Gogoi, who was released from jail on March 4 after 12 years and reached his home in Baksu Mauthgaon in Sivasagar district, told reporters that it was up to the Central and State governments to create the right atmosphere for talks.

�The right atmosphere could be created by releasing all jailed ULFA leaders, including �chairman� Arabinda Rajkhowa, without any condition and bring �general secretary� Anup Chetia here from the Bangladesh jail,� he said.

�We firmly believe that if the government is sincere in its intention of resolving the issue, then Paresh Barua will also definitely come for talks,� Gogoi said.

The ULFA leader further said the final decision of holding peace talks lies with the people of Assam. �People of Assam should tell us whether we should go to Delhi for talks, return to the jungles or back to the jails,� he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the state government was prepared to take any step for peace.

�We will definitely facilitate the peace process if the ULFA leader expresses desire to sit for negotiations,� he said. � PTI

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Govt sincerity must to bring Paresh for talks

GUWAHATI, March 6 � ULFA �military chief� Paresh Barua would come for talks if the government created the right atmosphere for it, the group�s �vice chairman� Pradip Gogoi said today.

Gogoi, who was released from jail on March 4 after 12 years and reached his home in Baksu Mauthgaon in Sivasagar district, told reporters that it was up to the Central and State governments to create the right atmosphere for talks.

�The right atmosphere could be created by releasing all jailed ULFA leaders, including �chairman� Arabinda Rajkhowa, without any condition and bring �general secretary� Anup Chetia here from the Bangladesh jail,� he said.

�We firmly believe that if the government is sincere in its intention of resolving the issue, then Paresh Barua will also definitely come for talks,� Gogoi said.

The ULFA leader further said the final decision of holding peace talks lies with the people of Assam. �People of Assam should tell us whether we should go to Delhi for talks, return to the jungles or back to the jails,� he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the state government was prepared to take any step for peace.

�We will definitely facilitate the peace process if the ULFA leader expresses desire to sit for negotiations,� he said. � PTI