Civics

Political Parties

Question:

State the various functions political parties perform in a democracy.

Answer:

The functions political parties perform in a democracy are:
1) Candidates are put forward by parties to contest in elections. These candidates may be chosen by the members of the party or by the leaders of the party.
2) Parties put forward different policies and programmes and the voters choose from them.
3) Parties play an important role in making laws for a country. Laws are usually debated and passed in the legislature.
4) Parties form and run governments. They recruit leaders and train them to be ministers and run the government in the way they want it.
5) Parties that lose the election form the opposition. The opposition voices different views and criticize the failures of the government.
6) Parties shape public opinion. They have lakhs of members all over the country, and they play a great role in influencing the way people think.
7) Parties provide the common man access to government machinery and welfare schemes. It is easier for a person to meet a local party leader than a government official.

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Political Parties

Q 1.

Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well?

Q 2.

State the various functions political parties perform in a democracy.

Q 3.

How many parties are registered with the Election commission of India?

Q 4.

A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a _____________________.

Q 5.

What are the different types of political party system?

Q 6.

What are the characteristics of a political party?

Q 7.

What are the criteria set by the Election Commission of India for Political Parties?

Q 8.

Write a brief note on State Parties in India.

Q 9.

Write a brief note on State Parties in India.

Q 10.

Mention the three major components of Political Parties.

Q 11.

What are the different types of political party system?

Q 12.

What are the various challenges faced by political parties?

Q 13.

Write a brief note on the Indian national congress.

Q 14.

What is a political party?

Q 15.

Write a brief note on Bharatiya Janata Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Q 16.

What are the two major Questions that come to ones mind when we talk about political parties?

Q 17.

Write a brief note on the Indian national congress.