CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Monday, Jun 13 said, "The merger of the two parties, however desirable it may be, has to undergo a certain process. One way of doing it is through the unification of various mass organisations and joint activities at the lower level, which will percolate to the top."
"I think that is a more sustainable path, rather than the leadership coming together. So that is a process that is on. The parties are working together now at the mass organisation level," added Yechury while attending the Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) meeting.
It seems that the two parties expressed their desires to be merged after loosing their ground in West Bengal and Kerala. After the terrific defeat in the two states, where it plugged its roots since a long time, CPI and CPI(M) expressed to be merged.