why do we need political parties

The following roles are played by political parties in a democracy:

  1. They provide a platform and representation to various sections of society.

  2. They provide a platform for public debates and articulation of different opinions.

  3. They contest elections and form government. Thus, they are a vehicle of democracy.

  4. They give shape to policies and legislations on the basis of their election manifestos.

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A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain and maintain political power within government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns.

To run a country we need people and In a nation there are large number of people. All of them cannot contest along to get the political power so we need certain group to represent people. These kinds of group are called political parties. 

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