The pressure groups have lost their credibility and popular sympathy due to their negative role. However, some of the pressure groups like the FICCI have adopted positive outlook to fulfill the interest of their members.
However, the pressure groups in India have not only influenced the formulation of public policies but also the whole political process.
Many times, they have forced the government to consider their demands and genuine problems. In a way, they have acted as effective limitations on government’s arbitrariness.
In conclusion it can be said that while in Britain and U.S.A., the pressure groups entertain moderate, secular and constitutional objectives, in India there is importance of extra legislative and even extra- constitutional methods.
Not only the legislature but other institutions of the government remain the focal point of their target. They do not always play the game behind the curtain but have become more demanding and assertive.