The following has been excerpted from the book entitled The Basis of the Prachandapath adopted at the second Maoist convention in Dang in February.
".In the present circumstances, it is felt that the peoples' war can be turned into a total war and for this to take place certain guidelines have been put in place.
The work in village be given utmost attention and top priority, but do not neglect the work in the cities; prioritise unconstitutional struggle (people's war) but do not neglect legal possibilities. Prioritise particular strategic areas but don't neglect others as well. Prioritise the war effort, but don't neglect the work of the (larger) people's war. Prioritise underground activities but don't neglect work that can be done openly. Make the rural class struggle a priority, but don't neglect the nationwide struggle. Prioritise guerrilla activity but don't neglect exposing political activities and publicity. National level publicity is important, but don't neglect international publicity, prioritise building the armed forces, but don't neglect the formation of local level groups (and militias). Prioritise relying on strength of your own group and organisation, but don't back out from working alliances, support of international public opinion. It has always been held that these ideas will help make the peoples' revolution successful, it has now been proved to be a scientific approach."