The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)’s elusive commander, Paresh Barua, is likely to come overground and sign a peace accord with the Centre as early as April to potentially end a decades-old insurgency in the northeastern state, multiple sources confirmed to the Outlook.

The peace accord could be Narendra Modi-led government’s “Bihu gift” to Assam and pacify large sections of people who are protesting for over a month against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Assam’s biggest festival, Rongali Bihu, is celebrated in mid-April.

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