GUWAHATI, Feb 14 � A delegation of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today called on the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his official residence for an informal discussion.
The delegation, headed by the chairman of the outfit, Arabinda Rajkhowa, arrived at the residence of the Prime Minister at 6.30 pm and held talks for about ten minutes in presence of the National Security Adviser Shivsankar Menon and Centre�s interlocutor for talks, PC Haldar. Before the Prime Minister�s meeting with the ULFA leaders, Haldar briefed him about the progress of the peace initiative. Official sources, however, termed the ULFA leader�s meeting with the Prime Minister as a courtesy call.
After the meeting, the ULFA leaders went off to an undisclosed location without speaking to the waiting media persons.
It may be mentioned here that the talks between the Government and the ULFA started on February 10 in a tripartite meeting chaired by the Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, while, on the same day the ULFA leaders called on the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.