Pressure Group Vs Political Party

BASIS FOR COMPARISON PRESSURE GROUP POLITICAL PARTY
Meaning 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.
Aims at Exerting influence Acquiring power
Entity It is informal, conceited and unrecognized entity. It is formal, open and a recognized entity.
Membership Only persons of similar set of values, beliefs and status can join pressure group. People with similar political ideology can become members.
Elections They do not contest elections; they only support political parties. They contest elections and participate in the campaign.
Accountability They are not accountable to people. They are accountable to people.