GUWAHATI, Aug 7 � The war of words between the pro-talk and anti-talk factions of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) continued today with the pro-talk faction headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa hitting out at the anti-talk faction leader Paresh Baruah.
In a statement here, the pro-talk faction of the ULFA said that Paresh Baruah alone cannot determine the future of the ULFA and his words alone do not reflect the constitution of the organisation. The release said that Paresh Baruah can only grab media headlines with his statements but he cannot determine the future of the ULFA, the statement said.
The statement said that the people of Assam wanted a peaceful political solution to the conflicts and as per the appeal of the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan, the ULFA decided to hold talks with the Government of India. The pro-talk ULFA said that the decision was taken as per the provisions of the constitution of the ULFA and the formal talks started with the ULFA submitting its charter of demands.
Opposition to the talks by Paresh Baruah would not affect the peace process as it is common for any organisation to face opposition from one or two persons whenever the majority takes a decision.
It may be mentioned here that the hardliners in the ULFA headed by Paresh Baruah yesterday rejected the charter of demands placed before the Government of India by the pro-talk group members and alleged that the charter was against the aims and objectives of the ULFA.
Meanwhile, the ULFA delegation headed by Rajkhowa reached Guwahati this evening and they were received at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi Airport by a number of their supporters.