I am not opposed to talks: Paresh Barua

In an e-mail sent to the media here, Barua claimed that the solution to the Assam's problem had become more complicated with the "various uncalled for statements" by Sanmilita Jatia Abhibartan's convenor Dr Hiren Gohain.

Gohain, who along with other prominent intellectuals of the state decided to help in the process of peace talks, had recently remarked that Barua alone cannot decide the fate of the state and talks should proceed irrespective of whether he comes for negotiations or not.

Reacting to this, Barua said, "ULFA's struggle alone cannot decide the fate of Assamese people. I am just a part of the struggle".

"I am not opposed to talks. I am just against deviating from our ideology. Dr Gohain is not aware of ULFA's history and long struggle for Assam's sovereignty", he added.

Dr Gohain's statement has helped the vested interests and has only further complicated the process to resolve the problems facing the people of Assam, he added.

Gohain had said at the inauguration of the Abhibartan's Nalbari district unit on Sunday "Barua cannot decide the fate of Assam. It is in the hands of the common people and they alone can take a decision in this regard".

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