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ULFA not to participate in Assam Assembly polls

india Updated: Feb 05, 2011 17:01 IST

ULFA leaders and their cadres, now out on bail, will not participate in the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, ULFA leader Sasadhar Choudhury said on Saturday.

"ULFA will have no connection with the elections. We will keep away from the polls. We will not vote as our names are not in the voters rolls," Choudhury told reporters here.

On being pointed out that they could vote as per the law, he said, "we have been in the jungles for the last 31 years. Our names have been deleted from the voters list."

Asked if ULFA would be campaigning for any political party or candidate, Choudhury said, "we will totally keep away from the election process. None of us or our cadres will be participating in it."

Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi on Thursday had told reporters in Guwahati that the members of the banned outfits ULFA, NDFB and other insurgent groups could cast votes if their names were in the voters roll.