Guwahati, Jan 26: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that complete peace will return in Assam only after ULFA(I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah comes for discussion with the government.
While speaking at the 74th Republic Day celebrations at the veterinary field, Khanapara, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma urged ULFA(I) cadres and leaders to return back to mainstream and work for the development of Assam.
“I urge ULFA(I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah to shun violence and return back to the mainstream and participate in discussion. When Paresh Baruah took up arms, the situation of Assam was different but now widespread development has taken place in the state. Our government has been working for the all round development of Assam, and (we are) very serious about solving the decade old ULFA(I) problems,” CM Sarma asserted.
On January 21, 2023, ULFA(I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah clearly stated that they will not kneel down before the government of India. He also said they will continue their revolution till their main demand of sovereignty is not fulfilled.
Notably, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on January 20 said that the Assam government is directly or indirectly in touch with the ULFA(I) leadership to bring them to the negotiation table.