Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi left for New Delhi on Wednesday to attend a high-level meeting convened by Union Home Minister P. Chidamabarm on Thursday, to discuss the proposed peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

The meeting comes on the heels of a TADA court here granting bail to two top ULFA leaders — vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi and central publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary.

Mr. Tarun Gogoi will have threadbare discussions with Mr. Chidambaram on preparing the ground rules for talks with ULFA and the strategies to be devised for a peaceful solution of the problem.

Senior officials of the Home and Political Department, Assam government, would also be present during the discussions, stated an official release issued here.

The designated (TADA) court issued the release order for Mr. Daimary on Wednesday, after his bail bond was served. However, the ULFA leader was not released on security grounds as it was already dark by the time the legal formalities could be completed. He is likely to be released on Thursday.

The release of Mr. Pradip Gogoi may take some time as the legal process of submitting his bail bond was yet to be completed.

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