Draft Constitution never mentioned political parties; why, then, are they so crucial today?

Why do we need political parties? Do they do anything to reduce chaos in the existing electoral system? What is the difference between regional and national parties? What role do they play in government formation? A humorous and informative video that answers all these and more!

This election season, Factly.in has put together a series of videos that seeks to deconstruct various aspects of the massive democratic exercise to make every citizen aware of its history, processes, rules and other relevant information.

Political parties are key players in the democratic process and yet they were never mentioned in the Constitution when it was drafted.

Why do we need political parties at all? Do they do anything to reduce chaos in the existing electoral system? How do these political parties form government? What is the difference between regional and national parties? What role do regional parties play in forming coalition governments?

The video addresses these common questions and presents a humorous analysis of the origin and working of political parties in India.

[This video series is produced by Factly as a part of the YouTube GNI Innovation Funding and has been republished here with permission.]

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