What is the role of an ordinary citizen in reforming the political parties?



There are two ways in which political parties can be reformed:

(i) People can put pressure on political parties. This can be done through petitions, publicity and agitations. Ordinary citizens, pressure groups and movements and the media can play an important role in this.

(ii) Political parties can improve if those who are interested, also join the political parties. The quality of democracy depends on the degree of public participation.

It is difficult to reform politics if ordinary citizens do not take part in it and simply criticise it from the outside. The problem of bad politics can be solved by more and better politics.