After his release from jail on bail, Hazarika stated, "I would like to thank the state and the central government for facilitating my release and also the release on bail of all the other ULFA leaders by respecting our desire for opening peace talks to bring about a political settlement to the problem."
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Government's move towards peace talk with ULFA began with the release of vice president of the terror outfit in North-East, Pradep Gogoi in 2010 and soon government released other leaders like chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, Mithinga Daimary, Sashadhar Choudhury and many others.
"We will now hold peace talks with the Indian government and try to find the solution for the prevailing issues. It is not a matter of today, it is an unresolved issue being carried from last 30 years," stated Choudhury on Jan 11.