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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    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   4:04 pm
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    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   12:12 pm
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Rohingya influx: Security tightened along India-Bangladesh borders

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:56 pm
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) In view of the large scale Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh borders has been further tightened to prevent any such infiltration into the northeastern region. View More..

No repetition of Manipur, Goa in Meghalaya: CM

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   6:34 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With Assembly elections scheduled in Meghalaya nest year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said his state will not see a repetition of Manipur and Goa, states where the BJP assumed power this year. View More..

Shillong to hold first India International Cherry Blossom Festival

    Updated On : Oct 16,2017   6:12 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Come November and you will see Mother Nature in all her glory in Shillong as the Meghalaya capital holds the first India International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 8 to 11. View More..

Despite dispute, Bangladesh sheltering Rohingyas: Official

    Updated On : Oct 15,2017   3:46 pm
Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has given shelter to 10 lakh distressed Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar despite its economic and demographic problems and a longstanding row with Myanmar, a top Bangladesh official said here. View More..

Northeastern states urge Centre for power transmission lines via Bangladesh

    Updated On : Oct 13,2017   3:24 pm
Agartala, Oct 13 (IANS) Northeastern states have urged the central government to erect power transmission lines via Bangladesh to connect the region with the national grid to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply, a Tripura Minister said here on Friday. View More..

CRPF trooper in Meghalaya shoots himself dead

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   8:32 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Oct 12 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable shot himself dead on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday. View More..

NE Power Ministers call for development of power projects in region

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   11:22 pm
Shillong, Oct 11 (IANS) Power Ministers from the northeastern states on Wednesday called for development of power projects for the overall socio-economic development of the region. View More..

Rahul expected to be elevated as Congress chief after Diwali

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   9:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to be elected as the party chief after Diwali, with the nearly six-month-long electoral process nearing completion and the schedule of the party President's election to be announced soon. View More..

Mumbai school to be renamed after Kalam

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   3:26 pm
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) A prominent school in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai will be renamed after late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his 87th birth anniversary on October 15, an official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Meghalaya registering 'doubtful citizens' in health scheme, says MLA

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   8:18 pm
Shillong, Oct 10 (IANS) Meghalaya independent legislator Saleng Sangma on Tuesday accused the Mukul Sangma-led government of registering "doubtful citizens" in a government-sponsored health insurance scheme. View More..

Shillong Chamber Choir soloist to judge Asia Pacific Choir Games

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   11:34 pm
Shillong, Oct 9 (IANS) Ibarisha Lyngdoh, the lead soloist of the world-renowned Shillong Chamber Choir that once performed for US President Barack Obama, will be one of judges at the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017. View More..

BCCI Finance Committee recommends Rs 50 cr fund for northeastern states

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   11:32 pm
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) The Finance Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended creation of a Rs 50 crore fund for Infrastructure Development for the North East States, an official said on Monday. View More..

Congress ticket aspirant files FIR over indecent picture

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   10:50 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Oct 9 (IANS) A Congress ticket aspirant in Meghalaya has lodged a compliant against unknown persons for uploading and circulating her fake and indecent picture on Facebook and WhatsApp, a police official said on Monday. View More..

Demonetisation will cure disease of poverty: Bhamre

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   6:22 pm
Shillong, Oct 9 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre on Monday said demonetisation of Rs 1000 and 500 notes will cure the country of the disease of poverty. View More..

Vigil up along Banglade border to stop Rohingya infiltration: BSF

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   10:46 pm
Guwahati, Oct 8 (IANS) The BSF has intensified its vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh border following the reports of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar and taking shelter in Bangladesh, a official said on Sunday. View More..

There will be generational shift in Congress leadership: Khurshid

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   9:08 pm
Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Amid reports that Rahul Gandhi was set to take over the party leadership, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said there will be a generational shift in the party soon. View More..

Analyze pros and cons of simultaneous polls: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Oct 05,2017   8:56 pm
Shillong, Oct 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said political parties must analyse the pros and cons of holding simultaneous elections to assemblies and the Lok Sabha. View More..

Ganga Prasad takes oath as Meghalaya Governor

    Updated On : Oct 05,2017   5:22 pm
Shillong, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Bihar politician Ganga Prasad was on Thursday sworn in as Governor of Meghalaya at the Raj Bhavan here. View More..