GUWAHATI, Nov 26: “ULFA-I C-in-C and vice president Paresh Baruah has never interacted with any journalist of The Week,” ULFA-I clarified on Monday a day after the magazine published a report carrying exclusive interview of elusive commander of the banned outfit on November 24.
“I will not surrender. I can’t betray the cause for which I joined this struggle. I have no issues if the government of India offers to hold talks with me. The Assam government would have no role in it, as it is the Central government that has to deal with me. I would also like to make it clear that the government of India would have to set aside the Constitution of India while talking to me,” Baruah said, as quoted by The Week on November 24.
In a statement here on Monday, ULFA-I publicity wing member Romel Asom claimed that the report published in “The Week” that carried an ‘exclusive interview’ of Paresh Baruah, saying, the outfit’s commander-in-chief and vice chairman has never given any interview to the country’s one of the front-line magazines.
The report filed by Rabi Banerjee published in The Week claimed that in an exclusive interview ULFA’s military wing chief Paresh Barua says his group enjoys ‘very cordial relations’ with China.
In the interview that was published as part of the cover story of The Week magazine, Barua says with China: “their friendship is unparalleled”.