No split, Rajkhowa in frequent touch with Baruah: ULFA

Guwahati, Feb 5 (PTI) There was no split in the ULFAas its ''chairman'' Arabinda Rajkhowa and elusive ''commander-in-chief'' Paresh Baruah were in frequent contact with each other,the proscribed group said today.

"There is no division in the ULFA. Paresh Baruah isstill our commander-in-chief," ULFA ''vice-chairman'' PradipGogoi told reporters here.

Supporting him, ULFA ''foreign secretary'' SasadharChoudhury said Rajkhowa was in frequent touch with Baruah.

The ULFA would have its first round of talks with theCentre on February 10 in New Delhi.

"There is only communication gap with some of ourleaders and cadres. We have not been able to contact them toinform them about the resolution of our central executivecommittee and the general council to go for unconditionalpeace talks with the government," said Gogoi.

"Unless and until he (Baruah) has formally rejectedthe resolution taken by our central executive committee andgeneral council, ULFA has to say he is the c-in-c," Choudhurysaid.

When pointed out that Baruah recently sent a video tothe media here reiterating ULFA''s demand for sovereignty ofAssam at a time when they were going for unconditional talks,he said, "The video was shot before the resolution was adoptedfor the peace talks." PTI ESB NN

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