Gogoi invites all rebel groups for talks

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Guwahati, May 4 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that all rebel groups, including the elusive commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah, ought to respond to his invitation for talks in the interest of peace in the region.

Addressing a press conference here Gogoi said: "We want him (Paresh Baruah) as well to come for talks. If he doesn't come then definitely we would make attempts to arrest him. We would take all the required actions. We have been asking him to come for talks. We want ULFA... anybody can come for talks".

He also described the arrest of Ranjan Daimary alias D R Nabla, the chief of the anti-talks faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), as a prized catch.

"He is a prized catch. After sometimes back, a few leaders of ULFA mainly Vice President, Arabinda Rajkhowa (ULFA Chairman) and others, also after that it is a very big, very big catch. These are the two dreaded organisations in Assam. So definitely it is a very big catch, and it will so a very long way in bringing peace in the state of Assam," observed Gogoi.

Answering a question about base of rebel groups in Myanmar and Bhutan, Gogoi said that there is rebel groups base in Myanmar as well as in Bangladesh but not much is known about Bhutan.

"We don't have any information about Bhutan, we have information about Myanmar.

There is base of ULFA and other rebel groups as well and there is base of these rebel groups in Bangladesh as well. So we are in conversation with the Myanmar government about this issue. We are seeking support from them. But it can be noted that even Myanmar government has less control in those areas," Gogoi added.

He further hoped to busting of all the hideouts in Myanmar and Bangladesh. (ANI)

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