ULFA Chairman submitted demand contract to P Chidambaram.

Arabinda RajkhowaNew Delhi: The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in its contract of demands submitted to home minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi on Friday morning dropped its prime demand of secession from India and instead sought solutions in the constitution.

However, the ULFA demanded amendments in the constitution that would make sure greater power to the state.

ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa said on his arrival in New Delhi from Guwahati “We are positive and hopeful about the talks. Tomorrow we will meet the Home Minister and present our charter of demands.”

An eight-member pro-talk ULFA team, leads by Rajkhowa, will hold talks with Union Home Ministry officials for arriving at a political resolution to the annoyed insurgency issue.

Chetia is likely to be exile from Bangladesh as a foremost confidence-building measure prior to PM Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka early next month.

Before leaving for Delhi, Rajkhowa said at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport in Guwahati that “We have prepared a charter of demands, which we have finalised in our recent meeting in Nalbari. The charter does not include the call for sovereignty.”


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