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
- 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.