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

Militant hideout busted, drone recovered in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   7:32 pm
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) A hideout of the Garo National Liberation Army was busted on Tuesday and a drone besides explosives were recovered, police said. View More..

John Abraham bats for home-grown footballers rather than signing 30-plus legends

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   12:16 pm
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor and owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC, John Abraham, believes in grooming for home-grown footballers, rather than signing 30-plus have-been international stars. View More..

Workshop for police, customs on IPR enforcement begins on Tuesday

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   9:00 pm
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A three-day workshop on enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs) will get underway here from Tuesday for various concerned agencies, including the police, according to workshop organiser, the Union Commerce Ministry. View More..

Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam. View More..

'Sankalp Se Sidhhi' will glorify Indian culture: Minister

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma on Thursday said the initiative "Sankalp Se Sidhhi", led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will further glorify India's rich culture and heritage. View More..

500 trees to be trimmed in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   4:02 pm
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 500 vulnerable trees would soon be trimmed in Meghalaya to avoid accidents, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre Christopher Laloo said on Thursday. View More..

Meghalaya HC issues notice over parliamentary secretaries

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   1:16 pm
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court has issued a notice to the state government for a final hearing on the matter of the posts of parliamentary secretaries. View More..

Over one lakh affected by Meghalaya flood

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   8:52 pm
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   7:46 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 16 (IANS) Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, the waters of which have inundated 136 villages in western Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Crime against women, children matter of concern: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   4:18 pm
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing concern over crimes against women and children, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said women's police stations have been set up in seven districts of the state. View More..

Assam celebrates 71st Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   10:58 am
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Assam on Tuesday amid the devastating floods that have claimed 20 lives in the past few days and affected over 30 lakh people in 25 districts of the state. View More..

Tripura militant held in Assam with ammunition

    Updated On : Aug 13,2017   2:22 pm
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The Government Railway Police (GRP) has arrested a Tripura militant in Assam who planned to incite violence ahead of Independence Day and recovered a large quantity of ammunition from him, police said here on Sunday. View More..

Will solve coal mining ban if win power in Meghalaya: BJP

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   11:06 pm
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday promised to find a solution to the NGT's interim ban on coal mining since April 2014 in Meghalaya, if voted to power in next year's assembly elections. View More..

Incessant rain kills three, renders 800 homeless in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   9:08 pm
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Incessant rain for the last five days has wreaked havoc in Meghalaya and claimed three lives, with two persons injured on Saturday, after a tree inside Raj Bhavan fell and crushed three vehicles, an official said. View More..

Meghalaya's South Garo Hills affected by floods

    Updated On : Aug 12,2017   1:56 pm
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Heavy rains since Thursday night flooded Baghmara, the district headquarters of South Garo Hills, and other adjoining areas bordering Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday. View More..

BJP will not win single assembly seat in Meghalaya: Congress

    Updated On : Aug 09,2017   6:18 pm
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Congress leader and Meghalaya's Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V. Lyngdoh, on Wednesday expressed doubt that the BJP would win even a single seat in the assembly elections next year. View More..

Non-Congress government will be formed in Meghalaya: Kohli

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   9:46 pm
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli on Tuesday exuded confidence that a non-Congress government will be formed in Meghalaya after the assembly elections next year. View More..

Of 445 rivers, 275 have polluted stretches: Minister

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   8:56 pm
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Out of 445 rivers monitored by the Centre, 275 have polluted stretches with Maharashtra topping the chart with the maximum number, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday. View More..

BJP to seek recognition of ex-TMC MLAs in Tripura house

    Updated On : Aug 08,2017   5:46 pm
Agartala, Aug 8 (IANS) A day after six axed Trinamool Congress legislators joined the Bharatiya Janata party, its leader on Tuesday said the party will urge Tripura assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as its party members. View More..

Top Garo militant surrenders in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Aug 07,2017   6:04 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Aug 7 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) suffered a major setback after a key aide of its wanted leader Sohan D.Shira surrendered to police in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district on Monday. View More..