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Second round of ULFA-Centre talks tomorrow

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Sept 2 (PTI): The second round of talks between ULFA and the Centre will be held tomorrow in Delhi where ceasefire ground rules would be discussed, while government would decide on the lines the parley would progress.

"The ULFA-government meeting will decide on what lines the talks will be held and how the discussions will progress," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters here today.

ULFA sources said the team would discuss the ceasefire ground rules and urge the government to reciprocate the outfit's unilateral ceasefire.

The ULFA was unwilling to accept the term ''designated camps'' and preferred that they be called ''nabanirman kendras'', the sources said.

Their number should also be raised from three in the state to nine, the ULFA demanded.

A three-member ULFA team comprising its ''finance secretary'' Chitrabon Hazarika, ''foreign secretary'' Sashadhar Choudhury and ''deputy commander-in-chief'' Raju Baruah left for Delhi during the day.

Gogoi also said the demand for a separate state would not be entertained.

"We are making it clear that as of today there will be no separate state as demanded by the KLNLF, the NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) and UPDS (United Peoples Democratic Front)," Gogoi said.

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Second round of ULFA-Centre talks tomorrow

GUWAHATI, Sept 2 (PTI): The second round of talks between ULFA and the Centre will be held tomorrow in Delhi where ceasefire ground rules would be discussed, while government would decide on the lines the parley would progress.

"The ULFA-government meeting will decide on what lines the talks will be held and how the discussions will progress," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters here today.

ULFA sources said the team would discuss the ceasefire ground rules and urge the government to reciprocate the outfit's unilateral ceasefire.

The ULFA was unwilling to accept the term ''designated camps'' and preferred that they be called ''nabanirman kendras'', the sources said.

Their number should also be raised from three in the state to nine, the ULFA demanded.

A three-member ULFA team comprising its ''finance secretary'' Chitrabon Hazarika, ''foreign secretary'' Sashadhar Choudhury and ''deputy commander-in-chief'' Raju Baruah left for Delhi during the day.

Gogoi also said the demand for a separate state would not be entertained.

"We are making it clear that as of today there will be no separate state as demanded by the KLNLF, the NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) and UPDS (United Peoples Democratic Front)," Gogoi said.