How has multi-party system strengthened democracy in India? Explain

How has multi-party system strengthened democracy in India? Explain.

If several parties compete for power and more than two parties have a reasonable chance of coming to power either on their own strength or in alliance with others, we call it a multi-party system. India has multi-party system.

  • No system is ideal for all countries and in all situations. Party system is not something any country can choose. It evolves over a long time. It depends on the many factors such as the nature of society, its social divisions, its regional divisions, its history of politics and its system of elections.
  • Each country develops a party system that is conditioned by its special circumstances.
  • India has evolved a multi-party system, it is because the social and geographical diversity in such a large country is not easily absorbed by two or even three parties.
  • In this system, the government is also formed by various parties coming together in a s
    coalition. .
  • When several parties in a multi-party system join hands for the purpose of contesting elections and winning power, it is called an ‘alliance’.
  • In India, there were three such major alliances in 2004 parliamentary elections.
  • This system allows a variety of interests and opinions to enjoy political representation.