As many as 15 police personnel and the private vehicle's driver were killed when Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.
Sources said among the things discussed was initiating action to choke the funding sources of the Maoists and to seize the assets of their leaders.
The two were killed in an encounter in Gunderwahi forest in Gadchiroli when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Naxal unit, were combing the area.
The victim, Sudhir Sarkar, was abducted by Maoists from Bande village in Etapalli tehsil on Sunday evening.
There were at least a dozen intelligence alerts indicating the possibility of precisely such attacks in the Maoist-infested district, but complacency may have overtaken caution, he said.
Gatta Dalam, killed in an encounter with police in Gadchiroli district on April 27, was the wife of influential Naxal leader Bhaskar Hichkani and was carrying a reward of Rs 16 lakh.
Maoists had prior information of the movement of the QRT team so they planted an IED beneath the road and targeted the private vehicle ferrying them, the official said.
'The banners said that the development work in this area is not for the locals, but for benefit of a handful of rich people,' an official said.
The Trinamool supremo said the Narendra Modi-led government had failed to check Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
15 security personnel and one driver were killed in an IED blast by Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district on May Day.
Despite its 'tall talk', Modi government learnt no lessons from Pulwama, Congress leader Ahmed Patel said.
Terming it a 'big loss' for the force, Jaiswal said that police 'were ready to give a befitting reply to the Naxals'.
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal told reporters that the Naxal attack was not a result of intelligence failure.
The Maoists carried out IED blasts at two places and even fired at the helicopter and a convoy carrying electronic voting machines in order to disrupt the election process.
While the deceased rebels are yet to be identified, police have beefed up security along the States’ border to prevent untoward incidents from taking place.