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ULFA-nominated body pulls out of Assam talks

It says it will not approach the government to get the ULFA and the government together.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 18:51 IST

The ULFA-nominated People's Consultative Group (PCG), constituted to work out modalities for direct talks between the Centre and the outlawed insurgent outfit, on Wednesday pulled out of the peace process in Assam.

"The PCG has withdrawn from the parleys with the government of India because of it (Centre) backing out from the commitments made during the last three rounds of talks with us," PCG spokesman Apurba Borbora told reporters in Guwahati.

"The PCG has been insulted and sidelined. We will not approach the government of India to get the ULFA and the government together because of the character of the Centre," he said.

"The government has been making ridiculous demands for a letter from the ULFA after three rounds of talks. No such demand was made during the talks. The government is now back-tracking from its commitments to find a political solution to the conflict," Borbora charged.

He said the PCG did not believe in "somersaulting" on commitments or the joint statements made with the government after each round of talks since the first one in October 26, 2005. "We do not believe there is any point in going for further parleys with the Centre," Borbora said.