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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 15:10 IST

Exclusive/ 5 Big Takeaways From Himanta Biswa Sarma's Interview to Republic on ULFA Deal

"Assam will be in total peace and it will strengthen peace and tranquillity", Himanta Biswa to Republic.

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New Delhi: Minutes after the historic tripartite peace deal was signed between the Centre, the Assam government, and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke exclusively to the Republic and said that with signing this accord, Assam will be in total peace and it will strengthen peace and tranquillity.  “This accord has put a block that one cannot go from one constituency to another and register yourself as a voter unless you have a solid landed property in another... By signing this accord, Assam will be in total peace and it will strengthen peace and tranquillity. Other Northeast states are also looking at Assam”, Sarma said while talking to Arnab Goswami, Republic's Editor-in-Chief. 

ULFA Peace Deal Signed: 5 Big Takeaways From The Exclusive Himanta Interview 

  • Speaking about elusive ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah, Sarma said, “The accord will pave the way for Paresh Baruah." For the unversed, Baruah is not a part of the agreement. He is believed to be residing at a place along the China-Myanmar border. 
  •  Assam has seen a silent revolution. Out of 126 constituencies, 105 were protected. This peace deal ensures that the political rights of Asseames will be maintained through accord."
  • This accord has put a block that one cannot go from one constituency to another and register yourself as a voter unless you have a solid landed property in another, said Sarma. The Assam CM asserted that other Northeastern states are also looking at Assam as it will be in total peace. The accord will strengthen peace and tranquillity.
  • “There will be a new Northeast after this. It's a moment of change. The historic peace deal will also bring protesting leaders on board”, CM Sarma told Republic.
  • ULFA agitation started in 1987 since then many people lost their lives. More than 700 security personnel were martyred during this entire period... This peace deal is big news for the people of Assam. Today is a historic day as it fulfils the ambition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
     
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Published December 29th, 2023 at 20:00 IST

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