A political party is a group of people with similar policies and programmes, who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government. The values associated with a political party are:
(i) It has a certain structure. The group of people who form a political party is organised in a proper way.
(ii) Every political party works for the collective public interest. Since there can be different views on what is good for all, parties try to persuade people why their policies are better than others.
(iii) Parties reflect fundamental political divisions in a society. They are a part of the society and this involves partisanship.