What are the characteristics of a political party?

What are the characteristics of a political party?
Or
"Political parties are necessary for a democracy". In the light of this statement, explain any four characteristics of the political parties in India.

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The characteristics of a political party are
(i) Political parties contest elections and share power.
(ii) They agree on some policies and programmes for the society to promote collective good.
(iii) If a political party is unable to win a majority, it makes an alliance with other parties to form a Coalition Government.
(iv) Political parties try to persuade people that their policies are better than others.
The above characteristics show that political parties are necessary for a democracy.

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