Reaching out to militant groups main priority: Gogoi

Last Updated: Fri, May 13, 2011 06:02 hrs

Guwahati: Set to retain power for the third consecutive term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said bringing all insurgents groups, including the ULFA, to the negotiating table would be his main priority to ensure lasting peace in the state.

"Reaching out to the militant groups and bringing lasting peace would be my priority. We have been trying to bring all the insurgent groups including the ULFA to the negotiating table," Gogoi said.

The Congress appears to be inching towards getting majority in the 126-member Assembly as the party was leading in 75 seats.

The Chief Minister, however, said even if Congress gets majority on its own, the alliance partner, the Bodoland Peoples Front, would continue to be part of the government as the party helped Congress in "difficult times.

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