No talks with ULFA: Chidambaram
Taking a tough stand, the Centre ruled out any talks with the banned ULFA in the backdrop of continued violence in Assam.delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2009 19:11 IST
Taking a tough stand, the Centre on Saturday ruled out any talks with the banned ULFA in the backdrop of continued violence in Assam.
"There is no plan to engage ULFA in talks," Union Home Minister P Chidambaram told a press conference here.
His remarks reflect the government's toughness towards the militant outfit which has been continuously engaged in subversive activities, including serial blasts on October 30 and January one.
On January one, Chidambaram, in a visit to Assam, had said security forces would deal "decisively" with banned outfits in the north east which threaten peace and integrity of India but felt talks could be held with ULFA if it gave up sovereignty demand.
To a question, he said infiltration of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh continued and added that "anyone from Bangladesh should enter India only on a proper visa and they should abide by the conditions of the visa.