NEW DELHI, Aug 6 � With the ULFA submitting its list of demands, the militant outfit is likely to start the process of meeting leaders of all major national political parties soon.
Sources in the delegation said that they are likely to start the process of meeting top political leadership of the country to apprise them of their demands, once the dialogue get under way.
The seven-member team of ULFA leaders of pro-talk faction, meanwhile, is heading back to Assam on Sunday after submitting their charter of demands.
Sources said that they plan to begin the process by first calling on UPA chairperson and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi. �As she is not in Delhi now, we may have to come later to meet her,� the leaders said.
The next round of meeting between ULFA and the Centre would take place after August15, when Joint Secretary (North-east) Shambhu Singh would travel to Guwahati to complete the formality of singing the ceasefire pact. The pro-talk faction has already declared a unilateral ceasefire.
As reported, the ULFA submitted a list of demands to the Union Home Minister and the Chief Minister on Friday.
The charter of demands called the framework of charter for negotiation to resolve the issue between Assam and India and signed by chairman, Arabinda Rajkohwa has 12 broad groupings under which negotiations would revolve around.
Both the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram and Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi have welcomed the initiatives of ULFA to start the peace process.
The steps taken by the ULFA leaders for restoration of peace and normalcy in the area would yield speedier socio-economic development of the people of Assam. The concerns expressed by ULFA leaders are of concern to the State and Union Government, the Home Minister said in a statement, assuring that there is no problem, which cannot be resolved within the framework of the Constitution of the India.
The ULFA leaders too said that demand for sovereignty does not mean secession.