|Pressure Group, refers to the interest group that attempts to influence the government policy, for a definite objective.
|Political Party alludes to an organization of people that focuses on the acquisition and retention of power through collective efforts.
|It is informal, conceited and unrecognized entity.
|It is formal, open and a recognized entity.
|Only persons of similar set of values, beliefs and status can join pressure group.
|People with similar political ideology can become members.
|They do not contest elections; they only support political parties.
|They contest elections and participate in the campaign.
|They are not accountable to people.
|They are accountable to people.