CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, who briefed media on the party's national council meeting held in Nagpur, advocated "reunification" and a possible eventual merger.
"We think it is possible. We think it is feasible and it is necessary in the present situation. At the same time, we don't put any dateline to it. We are ready to wait till a positive response comes from all sides, from different communist parties," Reddy said.
CPI favoured enhancing the independent identity of the left and its image and also "re-unification" of the left movement in India on "principled basis", he added.
"We decided to pass a resolution in the CPI's 22nd conclave that reunification of communist movement in India should happen on a principled basis," he said.
When pointed out that the CPI(M) doesn't appear to be too enthusiastic about merger, he said he would not expect an immediate response.
"We are not expecting them to respond within 24 hours.... I said it is not only CPI(M) but all the communist parties. People ask why do you have separate party when you are working
together in carrying out struggles," he said.

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