GUWAHATI, Sept 28 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today exuded the hope that the talks with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) could be held within the next two months. He was making this statement after his meeting with PC Haldar, who has been appointed the Central Government�s interlocutor for talks with the outfit at his Khanapara official residence here this morning.
The Chief Minister said that efforts are also on to involve ULFA c-in-c Paresh Barua in the negotiation process.
According to an official press release, the Chief Minister maintained that �the ongoing peace process is moving in the right direction,� after emerging from a �one-to-one meeting� with Haldar.
Lauding the steps initiated by Haldar to take the peace process forward, the Chief Minister said that the peace process with the outfit would be taken to its logical conclusion.
Haldar apprised the Chief Minister of the initiatives taken so far to prepare the ground for a negotiated settlement with ULFA. He told the Chief Minister that he has not only discussed how to take the peace process forward with various outfits but also with representatives of the civil society like the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan.