Party System in India in Comparison with that in United Kingdom

A political party is a group operating to secure the control of a government. It has emerged as an indispensable factor acting as a link between rulers and the ruled in modern representative democracy. It may be said that political party in one form or another ‘is omnipresent’.1 Actually, ‘there is no alternative to party government save dictatorship in any state of the modern size’, says Prof. Harold J. Laski and adds, ‘Government requires leaders; leaders require not an incoherent mob behind them, but an organized following able to canalize the issues for an electorate with a free choice’.2 Presence of Political party helps in maximization of political participation by enjoining ...

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