HM Amit Shah authorised me to hold preliminary talks with ULFA: Assam CM
''I have discussed with the home minister on the issue of holding peace talks with the ULFA. He has authorised me to initiate the preliminary talks with the ULFA,'' he told reporters here.
The chief minister also said that if things move in a proper direction, the central government may get involved in the peace parleys with the ULFA at a later stage.
''As convenor of the NEDA, I have sometimes talked to some political parties (in Nagaland) in the past,'' he said.
Sarma is the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the Northeast version of the NDA where major parties of the region are constituents.
Referring to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), he said both central and state governments are on the same page in seeking a review of the NRC in Assam.
However, a decision in this regard will be taken only by the Supreme Court as the NRC was prepared under the direct supervision of the apex court.
Replying to another question, Sarma said he has no plans to effect a reshuffle in his ministry as of now.
Sarma assumed charge as Assam chief minister on May 10.
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