Meghalaya Parliament Election 2015

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said the BJP's sweeping victory in the Lok Sabha polls was largely due to the anti-incumbency factor against the ruling Congress across the country.

"The list of causes for the Congress' defeat can vary... anti-incumbency coupled with inflation is one of the main factors for the BJP's landslide victory," Sangma told


Meghalaya General Election Results 2015 (2):

Party Name Result
BJP + 1
Cong 1
Others 0

Meghalaya is a state in north-eastern India. There are two parliamentary constituencies Shillong and Tura and both are reserved for the ST candidates. The state has an area of 22,429 km with population of 2,964,007, of which 2,368,971 are rural and just 595,036 urban. There are 13, 16,201 voters in Meghalaya of which 629,436 are males and 648,303 females.

The Shillong Parliamentary constituency is reserved for the ST category. Shillong is the capital and the largest city of Meghalaya. It has a total of 771,965 electorates of which 397,252 are females and 374,713 are males. Its population is 3, 50,000 and boasts of a sex ratio of 1,006 females per 1,000 males.

The Tura Lok Sabha Constituency is also reserved for ST in Meghalaya. It has 505,774 number of electorates, of them 254,723 are males and 251,051 are females. Tura is also one of the largest towns in the state. It has a population of about 60,000. The sex ratio here is 952 females per 1,000 males.

Meghalaya Election Schedule

Meghalaya Lok Sabha Constituencies Schedule and Results 2015

Name of Constituencies Winner Party
1.Shillong Vincent H Pala Cong
2.Tura P A Sangma NPP

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Parliamentary Elections News in Meghalaya

BSF praises Bangladesh's operation against JMB militants

    Updated On : Mar 29,2017   11:46 pm
Shillong, March 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday praised Bangladesh Army's Para Commando battalion for their successful operation against Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists in Sylhet. View More..

Assam, Meghalaya CMs to discuss interstate boundary dispute

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   7:56 pm
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will meet Assam's Chie Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on April 3 in Guwahati to discuss the interstate boundary dispute, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Power-starved Meghalaya eyeing renewable energy

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   6:10 pm
Shillong, March 28 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya is now eyeing renewable energy to meet the growing demand for electricity in the state, Power Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar has said. View More..

SC asks Centre, J&K to decide on state's minorities

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   10:22 pm
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together to decide the issue of identification of religious and linguistic minorities and whether Muslims could be treated as a minority in the state. View More..

Terror attack in Bangladesh: BSF on high alert

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   12:30 pm
Agartala, March 27 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded a high alert all along the India-Bangladesh border in view of a terror attack in the neighbouring country, an officer said here on Monday. View More..

BSF on high alert after twin blasts in Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   6:34 pm
Shillong, March 26 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has been put on high alert along the India-Bangladesh border following twin blasts in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Swaraj Bir Singh is new Meghalaya DGP

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   8:06 pm
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) Swaraj Bir Singh, a 1986 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed as Meghalaya's Police Chief, an official said on Saturday. View More..

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   2:10 pm
Shillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India's northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said. View More..

Fire at Meghalaya petrol pump

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   9:52 pm
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) A fire broke out at a petrol pump here on Friday, police said. There were no details about any casualties yet. View More..

Meghalaya Assembly passes Rs 13,048 cr Budget

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   9:22 pm
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Friday passed the annual state Budget of over Rs 13,048 crore for the year 2017-2018 by a voice vote. View More..

Complaint against editor referred to Meghalaya assembly panel

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   9:20 pm
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) Independent legislator John Leslee Sangma on Friday moved a privilege motion against an editor of an English daily in the Meghalaya assembly, which referred the matter to its Privilege Committee. View More..

Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   12:40 am
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district. View More..

Meghalaya to host National Games 2022

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   8:06 pm
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday. View More..

Meghalaya officer tenders apology in assembly

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   7:48 pm
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) A senior Meghalaya official was on Thursday reprimanded before the 60-member state assembly for breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma. View More..

'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   12:18 am
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched "Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East" initiative. View More..

Union Cabinet nod to first phase of northeast road project

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   10:46 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the development of 403 km of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram, official sources said. View More..

Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final (Preview)

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   8:12 pm
Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday. View More..

Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   10:22 pm
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said. View More..

Meghalaya's wanted criminal nabbed in Assam

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   10:00 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's most wanted criminal, William Sangma, was arrested on Tuesday by Assam Police in Bongaigaon district, a police official said. View More..

Government evasive on scrapping of Sahayak system

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   5:10 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday evaded a direct response on scrapping of the 'Sahayak' system in the Indian Army but Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Rajya Sabha that they were provided to combatant soldiers for support. View More..