Proposed peace talks with ULFA has heralded anew age in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 26 (PTI) The proposed peace talks with the ULFA and other insurgent outfits in the state have heralded the beginning of a new age in Assam, Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik said today.

Unfurling the tricolour at the official Republic Day function at the Latasil Parade ground here, Patnaik said a conducive atmosphere had been created for peace talks following ceasefire agreements with various militant outfits in the state.

The Governor also congratulated the people of Assam for their positive stand on the peace process.

Expressing his happiness at the improvement in the law and order situation in the state, he reiterated the government''s strong measures against any extremist outfits indulging in violence.

On the occasion of Republic Day, Patnaik urged all to pledge themselves to unitedly work for peace, uphold the state''s unity, work for welfare and unity of the people and development of the state so as to be one of the most developed states in the country.