GUWAHATI, Feb 11 � Though the Central Government�s interlocutor PC Haldar has met Ranjan Daimary, chairman of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (R ) a few times to have initial parleys to pave the way for talks with the outfit, the government is yet to take any decision on suspension of operations against members of the outfit.
Highly placed sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told The Assam Tribune that Ranjan Daimary has been shifted to Guwahati jail to facilitate preliminary talks, but no decision has yet been taken on suspension of operations against the outfit.
The NDFB (R) has declared a unilateral cease-fire, but the government is keen on keeping a watch on the activities of the members of the outfit for some more time before taking a decision on suspension of operations. Sources said that some members of the outfit are still in their bases in Myanmar, and that, there have been intelligence inputs about the move by some leaders of the outfit to procure weapons. That is why the government will keep watch on the situation for some more time, sources added.
Meanwhile, the process of talks with the DHD(J) is complete and only the date for signing of the agreement is to be finalized. Sources said that the date for signing of the agreement with the outfit is likely to be finalized shortly.
However, the Government is also trying to finalize an agreement with the DHD(N). The outfit is demanding inclusion of a few villages of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong in the Dima Hassao district, which is creating problems.
MHA sources said that not much progress has been made in talks with the NDFB (P). Sources said that the outfit is still sticking to the demand for creation of a separate State despite the government making it clear that further division of Assam would not be possible.