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No talks from jail: Rajkhowa

india Updated: Feb 02, 2010 23:09 IST

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ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Tuesday said there could be no peace talks from jail.

"We cannot think of negotiations from jail and we will not give any letter to the government for holding talks," Rajkhowa told a news channel at the Regional Dental College Hospital when he was taken to Guwahati for treatment.

Rajkhowa said when they were not free, it was not possible for ULFA to give any communication on their stand on negotiations.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, meanwhile, told reporters here that there could be no talks without communication from ULFA expressing willingness to do so.

"The Centre has made it clear that a written communication is needed to take the talks process forward and so far they have not received any clear communication from ULFA," Gogoi said.

ULFA could raise any issue within the constitutional framework but whether it was accepted or not could be decided only when the negotiations began, he said.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had said in New Delhi yesterday that the Centre was ready to hold talks with ULFA and NDFB even if the anti-talk factions were opposed to it.