ULFA-I peace talks: Assam CM Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma to raise issue with HM Amit Shah


GUWAHATI: The Centre is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that permanent peace prevails in the entire Northeast particularly after the signing of the historic Bodo peace accord.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state health and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma is all set to meet union home minister Amit Shah to deliberate on the ULFA-I peace talks issue.

Both chief minister Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma raised the issue with prime minister Narendra Modi during the latter’s visit to Kokrajhar yesterday.

Following this, PM Modi recommended CM Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma to thoroughly discuss the matter with home minister Amit Shah and formally begin the process.

“We are going to talk to union home minister within few days. After that we will send the formal request to ULFA(I) from state cabinet,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Earlier, Himanta Biswa Sarma in presence of PM Modi and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal had once again sent out an open invitation to the anti-talk faction of the ULFA-Independent to come to the negotiating table.