GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - The leaders of the pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are in an upbeat mood over the return of the general secretary of the outfit, Anup Chetia to India and they are hoping that this would give a major boost to the ongoing peace process.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, chairman of the ULFA, Arabinda Rajkhowa said that they had been pressurising the Government of India to bring back Chetia to India. �It is a positive development that the former finally took steps to bring Chetia back. This will boost the peace process,� he added.
Rajkhowa admitted that till date they did not get a chance to talk with Chetia to know about his opinion on the peace process. He also admitted that it is still not clear whether Chetia would get involved in the parleys with the Government
directly or indirectly. But the fact that he is back is itself a very positive development. �A person who loves Assam is back now. That is the most important point,� he said.
The ULFA chairman admitted that slow progress of the talks was a matter of concern. �We are trying our best for early solution of the issues and it is up to the Government of India to take positive steps for solution of the issues,� he said.