GUWAHATI, Feb 7 � The split with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has widened with the hardline faction of the outfit hitting out against the pro-talk group. The hardliners headed by commander-in-chief Paresh Barua also made it clear that they would not be a part of the process of talks.
In a statement to the media, publicity wing in charge of the ULFA, Arunodoi Dohotiya said that a meeting of the ULFA was held in the general headquarters of the outfit on February 5 and 6 to discuss the present situation. The meeting was attended among others, by Paresh Barua and Jiban Moran, the statement said.
The meeting declared the general council meeting organized by ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other leaders, who were released from jail recently as unconstitutional. The meeting further said that they would not be involved in the proposed peace talks with the Government of India as it would be against the aims and objectives of the ULFA.
It may be mentioned here that the first round of talks between the Government and the ULFA is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on February 10 and the pro-talk group has already announced its decision to sit in talks without any pre-condition.