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ULFA wants plebiscite, says Paresh Barua

The ULFA wants a plebiscite and not a referendum under international supervision, says Barua.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2007 21:41 IST

The ULFA has not entered into any parleys with the Central government and wants a plebiscite under international supervision on Assam's sovereignty, its "commander-in-chief" Paresh Barua has said.

Barua said in the latest edition of the banned group's mouthpiece Freedom that the ULFA wanted a "plebiscite and not a referendum under international supervision".

He said there no negotiation were being conducted with the government.

"The only pre-condition that we hold now is (that the) restoration of Assam's sovereignty should be on the agenda for talks specifically...We will not negotiate on the issue of Assam's sovereign independence," he said.

Referring to the withdrawal of the ULFA's call to boycott of the National Games hosted by Assam, Barua said, "A section is misleading the people of the state, saying that the gesture indicated ULFA's weakness.

"This section failed to appreciate our goodwill gesture and also did not raise their voice against anti-ULFA operations by occupational forces," he alleged.

First Published: Feb 17, 2007 17:58 IST