Describe the forms of relationship between pressure groups and political parties?

  • The relationship between pressure groups and political parties can take different forms, some very indirect and some are very direct. 
  • In some cases, pressure groups are like an extended arm of political parties, or pressure groups are led by the leaders of political parties.
  • In India, many of the student organisations or trade unions are either affiliated to or established by major political parties.
  • Leaders or activists of pressure groups are usually leaders of the political parties.
  • Sometimes, movements lead to the rise of political parties.
  • Social reform movement during the 1930s and 1940s in Tamil Nadu led to the rise of political parties like AIADMK and DMK.
  • Asom Gana Parishad political party was formed after the movement in Assam was led by students against the foreigners.

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