What is the difference between a pressure group and a political party?

Q.5 :- What is the difference between a pressure group and a political party?

 

Answer:-

S.N. Pressure Group Political Party
1.

 

 

They have a specific interest and work for the collective interest of their members.

 

They have a broad based programme that covers many aspects of national interest.

 

2.

 

Their membership is limited.

 

The membership of political parties is very broad based.

 

3.

 

 

They do not aim to directly control or share political powers.

 

Political parties directly aim, to control or share political power.

 

4.

 

 

They resort of agitations demonstrations etc, to get their demands implemented.

 

To achieve their aim political parties use constitutional means.

 

5. They are an informal institution. Political parties are a formal institution.