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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