Prospect of resolving ULFA issue looks bright: PM

April 2nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh Lakhimpur, Apr 2 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday said the prospect of resolving the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) issue looks bright after his positive talks with the leaders of the outfit.

Dr. Singh, who addressed an election meeting in Assam’s Lakhimpur District, said he believed that there was enough flexibility in the Indian Constitution to fulfill the aspirations of different sections of the people and do justice to them.

Further congratulating the people for thwarting the attempt of forces attempting to destroy peace and harmony in Assam, Dr. Singh said: “The Congress Government is ready to talk to all prepared to leave the path of violence and negotiate.”

The Prime Minister had in February following his meetings with the ULFA representatives said the process of dialogue is the only method for fostering greater understanding and resolving vexed problems.

The party activists and the general public turned up in large numbers here despite the 12-hour shutdown call by the Paresh Barua-led faction to protest the visit of the Prime Minister.

Assam will hold two-phase elections in which 62 constituencies will go to polls on April 4 and 11.

In all, 23,813 polling booths have been set up for 18 million voters to exercise their franchise. (ANI)

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