"Qualitatively I do not think there is going to be any change from the current status if Chetia joins the peace talks. However, if Chetia joins then the peace process will be legitimised more than the existing one," Choudhury, whose real name is Sailen Choudhury, told reporters.

Chetia was deported to India on November 11 by Bangladesh, where he was arrested in 1997. He is currently in CBI custody. Stressing that the existing pro-talks faction of ULFA, who entered into peace negotiations with the Central Government in 2010 after several top leaders were arrested, has submitted its agenda and debated on the points that can be agreed on, Choudhury said that it now depends on the government if it want to resolve the Assam problem or not.

Recently, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had said that the government is planning to soon wind up the talks. The proposed date for the next round of peace talks between ULFA's pro-talk faction, the Centre and the Assam government is on November 24 in New Delhi.

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