Power sharing refers to the sharing of power either between two parties or two groups so as to make a kind of settlement between them. This makes none of them be able to have the entire control and hence they have to walk holding hands of each other in order to get their works fulfilled. It gets difficult much often for a country to have it ruled with one power or authority and even if it happens, that power won’t be able to be suppressed easily as there will be the whole control in its hands and thus power sharing is desirable. Let us make you familiar with it with following examples.
Why Power sharing is Desirable
1. Suppose Power Sharing Is Not There In Any Nation:-
Suppose there is no power sharing in any nation, the nation will soon turn to a monarch if the ruler is able to gain a control over the nation or else the others who won’t like the power to be concentrated in a single hand will start making disputed on the name of religion, caste and what not, just in order to make a fall down of that power.
2. The Concept of Power Sharing:-
The concept of power sharing includes the power to be shared between the governances of many states. There is one prime minister and one president for the whole nation, but there are countless ministers that include the chief ministers, the MLA’s and M’P’s and they equally influence each other’s positions. The power is thus not concentrated in a single hand and is thus shared between many people who do not let a conflict arise and even the people who we have chosen as our representatives are able to serve the nation better.
3. The Different Kinds of Power Sharing:-
In social studies class, you must have read about two types of power sharing namely the horizontal and vertical power sharing. Differentiating between the two you can say that Horizontal power sharing power is the one that is shared among different organs of government such as the legislature, executive and judiciary and in it the organs of the government are placed at the same level to exercise different powers while in the vertical sharing, power is shared among the different levels of the governments.
4. Power Sharing In India:-
We know that India is a democratic country and in it the leaders chosen by people are sent forward to represent them and then bring forward their needs in front of the house. There is a bill passed afterwards and the works are made so as to make people feel relieved. As India is a democracy, power is also shared among different political parties, pressure groups and movements. The elections are contested and thus the each person with division of power can not ever gain the full access to the nation and instead will have to cooperate in order to go for the fulfillment of people’s needs.
5. Can Power Sharing Give Rise To A Conflict:-
Though each and every individual is free to speak in front of the house, but it does not mean that the rules made by constitution can be violated and instead all the politicians will need to cooperate with each other. There is no provision that power once granted can’t be taken back and there are provisions for every aspect of it with the laws of country.