NCERT Class 10 Civics Solutions: Chapter 6 Political Parties (Democratic Politics-II) Part 2

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Question 5. What are the characteristics of a political party?

Answer:

Characteristics of a political party are following:

  • A political party is a group of members who make some policies decisions and Programmes which are beneficial for the society to promote common good.

  • Political party has one aim by which they want to get popularity and huge support to win the elections.

  • The presence of a leader, the party workers and supporters.

  • It is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.

  • Parties encourage peoples to be different and better from other parties.

  • Political party participates with society because they are part of society.

  • Party leaders, members and supporters run the political parties.

  • Parties become well known about how they take stand.

Question 6. A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a __________________.

Answer:

  • A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a political party.

  • Presently, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from India is the world's largest political party in terms of primary membership.

  • It’s promoting to the collective good or furthering their supporters' interests.

Question 7. Match List I (organizations and struggles) with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

Match List I (Organizations and Struggles) with List II
Match List I (organizations and struggles) with List II

List I

List II

1. Congress Party

(A) National Democratic Alliance

2. Bharatiya Janata Party

(B) State party

3. Communist Party of India (Marxist)

(C) United Progressive Alliance

4. Telugu Desam party

(D) Left Front

Code:

Find the Correct Code
Find the correct code

1

2

3

4

(a)

C

A

B

D

(b)

C

D

A

B

(c)

C

A

D

B

(d)

D

C

A

B

Answer: C

List I (Organizations and Struggles) Match with List II
List I (organizations and struggles) match with List II

List I

List II

1. Congress Party

United Progressive Alliance

2. Bharatiya Janata Party

National Democratic Alliance

3. Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Left Front

4. Telugu Desam party

State party

United Progressive Alliance (UPA):

  • UPA is a union of centre-left political parties in India.

  • It was formed in 2004 after the general election.

  • Indian National Congress party member Sonia Gandhi is chairperson of UPA.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

National Democratic Alliance (NDA):

  • NDA is center-right and union of political parties of India.

  • It was formed in 1998 and leaded by BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee is chairman of NDA.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Left Front:

  • In Indian politics, Left Front may refer to the state-level West Bengal Left Front or the Tripura Left Front.

  • Left Front is combination of national level four left -party parties and they are:

    • The Communist Party of India (Marxist)

    • The Communist Party of India

    • The Revolutionary Socialist Party

    • The All India Forward Bloc

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