Tarun Gogoi hopeful of talks with ULFA

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New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that he is expecting some good news as for holding parleys with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rebels in the near future.

Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, Gogoi said: "We are trying our level best. We may hear good news also. But I do not say that we have reached the final goal. We are making some progress," said Tarun Gogoi.

He also disclosed that the government will not 'wait indefinitely' for the elusive ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah to come forth for talks.

"Our idea is to involve everybody including Paresh Baruah. But we have made it very clear that we cannot wait indefinitely," Gogoi said.

"We are keeping our doors open, made free conditions that you have to give up the path of violence and we are prepared to discuss everything except sovereignty," he added.

To a poser whether the ULFA has any links with the Maoists, Gogoi said that he finds no difference between these extremists groups as all are sailing in the same boat and they believe in armed struggle to achieve their objective at the cost of the commoners and peace in the society. (ANI)

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