PM on two-day visit to Assam from tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) Against the backdrop ofgovernment-ULFA peace process, Prime Minister Manmohan Singhwill undertake a two-day visit from tomorrow to Assam, whereassembly polls are also due in April-May this year.

Singh is expected to review the prevailing situation andsome of the developmental projects in the state during thevisit.

During his talks with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi andsenior officials, the Prime Minister will also take stock ofthe law and order situation in the wake of ULFA leadershipstarting peace dialogue with the government.

He is also expected to discuss with Assam government howto carry forward the peace talks with ULFA, review variousdevelopment projects and discuss the Central government''sinvolvement in such initiatives.

Top ULFA leaders, led by ''chairman'' Arabinda Rajkhowamet the Prime Minister here on Monday last and discussed aboutthe just-started peace process.

In his interaction with journalists yesterday, Singh hadsaid that he had assured the ULFA delegation that thegovernment of India was absolutely serious about finding anhonourable solution to their issues.

During the stay, the Prime Minister will address a rallyon rural development in Kamrup district, lay foundationstone for the country''s second National Institute of Design inJorhat and also lay foundation stone for Rajiv Gandhi NationalInstitute of Petroleum Technology in Sibsagar.

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