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Sign of hope: PMO calls up Dr Gohain

In a significant development, the Prime Minister's Office has called up noted Assam intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain and talked about his request seeking a date with the prime minister. According to confirmed sources, a PMO officer called up Dr Gohain on Monday evening and requested him to send his fax message anew where he and his associates last month sought an interview with Dr Manmohan Singh to apprise him of ULFA's willingness for talk.DR Gohain is expected to send the fax on Tuesday.

The development is significant a day after Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced that he has received a consent from ULFA to sit in talk. Dr Gohain, Dr Indira Goswami along with some others have been trying to break the deadlock between ULFA and govt. After the tremendous response to the state level convention these mediators talked to the Chief Minister and sent a fax message seeking a date with the Prime Minister. The entire development was kept secretely.

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