A new strategy has been plotted by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) after geopolitical changes. The party's central committee meeting in Rolpa earlier this week decided to proceed simultaneously with street demonstrations, armed struggle, peace talks and propaganda war.
The Rolpa meeting took place after Maoist supremo Prachanda's telephone conversation with Bob Abhagin, Chairman of the Revolutionary International Movement (RIM) and the General Secretary of the American Communist Party. The party's publication section chief CP Gajurel held talks with the leaders of the People's War Group in India before the meet. The Maoists concluded it would be unwise to identify India's interference in Nepal's internal politics. In a bid to attract more supporters they also inflated the number of their guerrillas to twice that of the Royal Nepali Army. There are plans to further investigate why their campaign suffered so many reversals in the central region during the armed struggle compared to the west. Party leaders said secret documents that fell into the hands of the RNA were partially to blame.