A recent meeting of the politburo of the Maoists has bracketed the UML in the same league as the NC and the RPP. The UML has been classified as 'reactionary' and it has been decided that UML leaders too will be targeted from the Nepali new year in mid-April.
A circular doing the rounds among the rebels states that from the first day of the new year banks will be looted and police stations destroyed in the Maoists-affected tarai. The tarai districts affected by Maoist activity are Sunsari, Jhapa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Parsa, Dhanusha, Nawalparasi, Chitwan and Makwanpur. In the same way it has been decided that new control areas will be formed in Bhojpur, Sindhuli, Therathum, Kavrepalanchowk, Sankhuwasabha and Sindhupalchowk. Likewise people's governments are to be formed in Dhading, Nuwakot, Lamjung and Gorkha.
It has been decided that a two-year programme will be initiated in the same way that people's governments are formed in areas where the Maoists are active. It has been decided that they will attack the district headquarters of Kalikot, Rukum, Jajarkot and Rolpa. The politburo has asked all Maoist supporters residing outside the country to come and help in the struggle. It has also stated that all departments, organisations and agencies working in these areas and related to the US and Indian governments in any way will be attacked. To strengthen the finances of the party, it has been decided to levy a charge of Rs 500 per month per house in their areas of influence or those bordering urban areas. To counter the armed police force recently formed, the party has stated that it is providing training to 800 of its cadre. Similarly, members of the organisation who are being trained in the jungle near Ratomato and Bhedabhari in Kavre are going to be deployed in the tarai and eastern districts of the country.