India, Jan. 29 -- United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) chief Paresh Barua said on Tuesday that the banned outfit would join talks with the Centre only if sovereignty is the main agenda.

In a telephonic interview to a local news channel in Guwahati, Baruah said the outfit would join talks only if there are no formalities, talks are held in an atmosphere of trust and sovereignty was the 'one-point agenda' on the table.

His statement comes a day after Centre signed a peace accord with all four factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), raising hopes of permanent peace in Bodo-dominated areas of Assam, and after an invitation for talks by the Assam government.

"We are demanding sovereignty and that is the on...