Comparison of Pressure Groups and Political Parties
- Pressure groups have specific interest and work for the collective interests of its membership only.
- Membership of pressure groups is limited.
- Pressure groups resort to agitation a politics like marches, demonstrations, strikes, fasts. Etc.
- Pressure groups are informal, often secretive, conceited and conspiratorial and sometimes even unrecognized entities.
- Examples of Pressure Groups: BAMCEF, FEDECOR, Greenpeace, Amnesty International etc.
- While political parties have a broad based programme that covers many aspects of national life influence and coerce the government.
- Membership of the parties is very broad based and it is a wide coalition of diverse members and they have mass memberships.
- Political parties use only Constitutional means to achieve their aims.
- Political parties are the formal, open and recognized part of the political system competing for power.
- Examples of Political Parties: Indian national Congress, Bharatiya Janta party, Aam Admi Party etc.