What is meant by a political party? Describe the three components of a political party.
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government. Always political parties take some policies and programmes for the society with a view to promote the collective good.
There are different views on what is good for the society and people. Every political party wants to persuade people why their policies are better than other parties, and tries to win the suppott of people.
Three Components of a Political Party:
(i) The Leaders Every political party has some prominent leaders who formulate policies and programmes of the party and choose candidates for contesting elections.
(ii) The Active Members They are involved in different committees of the party and participate directly in their activity.
(iii) The Followers They believe in the party’s ideology and support the party by casting their votes in favour of the party at the time of election.