Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has appealed the ULFA-I to return to the mainstream and join the dialogue process.
The Assam chief minister made this appeal while speaking at the Independence Day parade held at the Veterinary Playground in Guwahati on Sunday.
“I appeal to ULFA-I’s Paresh Baruah and militant groups of Assam to come to the mainstream, join our dialogue process and contribute constructively,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He added: “We are grateful to PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah for steering peace in the region.”
Notably, the ULFA-I, on Saturday, announced an extension of its unilateral ceasefire for three more months.
The decision to extend the ceasefire has been taken by ULFA-I bears significance at a time when both the outfit and the government expressed willingness to come to the talks table.
At the same time, the ULFA-I, unlike previous years, has not given any call to boycott the 75th Independence Day celebrations.
In the 40-year-old history of the ULFA-I, the outfit for the first time, has not announced any bandh call on Independence Day.