ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, arrested over two months ago, on Saturday said that his outfit was not for peace talks but was keen to resolve long-drawn contentious political issues through negotiations.
"Santir alochana nohoi, samadhaner alochana bicharisu aami (I do not want peace talks, but want talks to resolve the problems facing the state)," Rajkhowa told reporters at the Regional Dental College Hospital where he was brought for treatment this afternoon.
People will not be kept in the dark on the issue of talks and they will be the first to be taken into confidence when the time comes, the ULFA chief said, adding "we will call you and talk about it".
"I don't want to say anything more as things may get complicated. We don't want to complicate the situation," Rajkhowa said when asked about ULFA's demand for sovereignty.
He also refused to comment when asked whether talks could be held without ULFA Commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua.