Explain the role of Political Parties in a democracy.
Political parties are beneficial because they are representative in nature and work as a safe and organized presentation of the public interest.
The following roles are played by political parties in a democracy:
- They provide a platform and representation to various sections of society.
They provide a platform for public debates and articulation of different opinions.
They contest elections and form the government. Thus, they are a vehicle of democracy.
They give shape to policies and legislation on the basis of their election manifestos.