Thank you for your interest in the People's War !

Future Strategy

The initiation of the people's war was histor,~, but now the grave question of whether we are able or not to continue, defend and deveiop it is looming large before the Party. At the moment, the attention of the politically conscious masses, intellectual community and all others is centered on what would be the next pian of the Party and whether or not we would be able to preserve and develop what has been newly given birth to. Only through a serious coordination of the sovereign principle of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the experiences of the historic initiation of the people's war can we formulate a correct future plan of the Party. In this context, we shouid first ot all pay serious attention to the following points:

1. We should constantly keep in mind that despite all the specificities the character of the people's war in Nepal is protracted.ln the present condition of the balance of forces! the enemy wants to drag us into a decisive war but on our part we want to avoid it and prolong the war. The enemy uses the strategy of attack but we use the strategy of defence. The enemy wants to incite us and draw us into confrontation according to his own convenience, but we want to harass the enemy, tire him out and attack him at his weak points at the time & place of our convenience according to our own plan.

2. The enemy wants to keep us apart from the struggle for the people's immediate problems and wants to cut off our relations with the messes. We, however, do not want to be.cut off from the live contact with the masses at any cost. Our policies & programmes should gua,antee our constant interactions with the masses because the Party has no separate interest other than the interests of the masses, and otherwise there would be no rat,onale for the existence of the Party.

3. We should have a ciear understanding that the danger of making wrong policies & programmes in the Party is inherent in tha vacillating character of the petty-bourgeois ciass in Nepal. This class has the tendency of getting overexcited and jumping Into adventurism after a minor viCtory, and the tendency of getting disheartned and moving towards capitulationism after a minor defeat. We must wage relentless & political struggle against the tendency of dragging the Party in the direction of either adventurism or capitulationism. In the present situation of the enemy in the offensive, the capitulationist tendency is more dangerous for the Party.

4. The historical initiation of the people's war is a rebellion, indeed, of far-reaching consequences, against the existing state and exploitation & oppression since thousands of years. But in the present stage of socio-economic formation and development of class struggle in Nepal, this is not an armed insurrection to capture the central state power immediately. The process of protracted people's war is the process of construction of revolutionary Party, revolutionary struggle, revolutionary power and revolutionary army, from the simple to the complex. In the context of the beginning of such a new & qualitative process through the historical initiation of the people's war by the Party and the widespread propagation of the politics of armed struggle, now it is necessary to concentrate on the development of guerilla war in a planned way & based on the principle of protracted people's war & on our own specificities.