Coalition Politics in India
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Meaning of Coalitions:
The term coalition derived from the Latin word
“coalition” means to grow together.
Etymologically coalition means a combination of bodies or
parts into one body.
In political system it means that some political parties or
groups will come together and form alliance in order to
exercise control over political power.
According to prof. Ogg “coalition is cooperative
arrangement under which distinct political parties or at all
events members of such parties unite to form a
government or ministry.”
Thus, coalition is an activity of growing together on the
principle of cooperation &coordination.
It is an alliance on a temporary basis for a joint action.
Coalition politics centers around political parties to play
the game of politics to capture power which results in the
formation of a coalition government
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