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All PCG members to participate in Feb 7 talks

ULFA in the latest issue of Freedom had asserted that it was not in favour of any secret talks with the Centre but would like to hold it on a world platform like the UN.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 22:37 IST

All members of the Peoples Consultative Group (PCG), trying to bring the outfit to the negotiating table, will participate in the second round of talks with the Centre scheduled for February 7.

PCG members Arup Borbora and Lachit Bordoloi said in a statement in Guwahati on Friday that the group was not in favour of talks with only a few of its members as proposed by the Centre.

"It was, therefore, decided that all nine PCG members will participate in the forthcoming talks and this has been also supported by the ULFA," they said.

The ULFA in the latest issue of its mouthpiece Freedom had asserted that it was not in favour of any secret talks with the Centre but would like to hold it on a world platform like the United Nations.

The outfit had expressed doubts on sincerity of the central government as it had invited only a few members of the PCG for the forthcoming talks.

Borbora and Bordoloi further alleged that the Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajai Singh and security forces operating in the state were against the peace process and were engaged in a conspiracy to derail it.

A section of the media was engaged in creating misunderstanding among the people of the state, they alleged and urged all sections of the society, including the media to cooperate in the peace process.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 22:37 IST