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Final solution to ULFA demands very soon, says Kiren Rijiju

Most of the demands of pro-talk faction of ULFA are worth considering

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Photo: PTI
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. Photo: PTI

Union minister on Saturday said most of the demands of the pro-talk faction of the are "worth considering" and a final solution is expected "very soon".

"The peace talk with the Arabinda Rajkhowa faction of the is going on very well and with confidence. We genuinely feel that maximum demands by the pro-talk Arabinda Rajkhowa faction are worth considering," the minister of state for home affairs told reporters here.

He, however, declined to comment on details, but said "I can only say that we are giving a serious consideration to their demands for a final solution very soon".

When asked about when the solution can be expected, he said "we cannot give any timeline.

Asked specifically whether the ULFA's prime demand for sovereignty of is negotiated during the talks, Rijiju said "there is no question of sovereignty at all. If sovereignty, there cannot be any talk. The talk is within the framework of the Indian Constitution".

"I am not even mandated to speak anything which is beyond the Indian Constitution," he said.

First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 16:30 IST