NEW DELHI, Feb 15 � Upset with the slow progress of political dialogue, NDFB (P) has urged the Centre to expedite the ongoing peace talks.
A delegation of the Bodo militant outfit led by its general secretary Govinda Basumatary called on Joint Secretary (North-east), Shambhu Singh to urge to him to speed up the pace of the political negotiations. The NDFB (P) has also expressed its wish to meet Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram.
The NDFB(P) Delhi tour comes in the backdrop of news report that �some cadres of the NDFB (P) had deserted the organisation�s designated camps with arms recently�.
The NDFB(P) has described the reports as false and baseless without any substance. The cadres of the NDFB (P) are very much comfortably huddled in three designated camps waiting patiently the positive gesture of the Government of India.
The NDFB(P) does not want to sit for talks just for the sake of talks. Talking with the bureaucrats on the issue of political problems would not bear any fruits. Therefore, the Government of India should appoint a political Interlocutor to talk with the NDFB (P), the outfit has demanded.
Meanwhile, NDFB (P) has clarified that it supports the demand of the Adivasi community�s demand for Scheduled Tribes (ST) status in a uniform manner on the basis of national policy.