Answer the Following Question: Explain the Three Components of a Political Party. - Social Science

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Answer the following question:
Explain the three components of a political party.

Answer the following question:
Analyse the three components of political party


Solution 1

The three components of a political party are – leaders, active members, and followers.

  1. The Leaders:- The leaders constitute the higher echelons of a political party. They are the ones who effectively run the government if the party wins the elections.
  2. The Active Members:- They are the rank and file of the party, mobilising public opinion on the ground and serving as a link between the party followers and the party leaders.
  3. The Followers:- Simply put, they are the followers of the party leadership who work under the guidance of the active members of the party.

Solution 2

The three components of political parties are :

  1. The leaders:
    A political party consists of leaders who contest in the elections. In the elections, if a political party wins, then, they perform administrative jobs at the central and state levels.
  2. The active members:
    The active members of a political party are the ones who were once a follower and gradually become assistants of the leaders to gain knowledge about politics.
  3. The followers:
    The followers religiously follow a leader and work under the able guidance of the active members.
Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
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2014-2015 (March) All India Set 2


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Nationalist Congress Party is a regional party.

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What is meant by regional political party?

Name any one political party that has national level political organisation but not recognised as the national political party.

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(A) Party name

(B) Election Funds

(C) Election symbol

(D) Manifesto

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Answer the following question.
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Nationalist Congress Party is regional Party. 

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Mahatma Gandhi had withdrawn the Non-Cooperation Movement.

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People who share common political opinion from political party.

Answer the following :

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 (i) Raja Sansi – International Airport
 (ii) Bhadravati – Iron and Steel Plant
 (iii) Software Technology Park of West Bengal

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