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

Congressmen protest in Shillong against note ban; face counter-protest

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   6:32 pm
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Congress supporters, led by party legislators in Meghalaya, on Wednesday rallied at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office here to protest against demonetisation. View More..

Congress workers gherao RBI office to protest demonetisation

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   4:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Hundreds of Congress party protesters gheraoed the RBI office here on Wednesday with slogans denouncing demonetisation and the Centre's role in "destruction of the RBI's autonomy". View More..

Modi out to divide India through demonetisation: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Jan 17,2017   9:52 pm
Shillong, Jan 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to divide the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' of India through demonetisation. View More..

44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   6:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. View More..

Rape-accused Meghalaya legislator sent to 5-day police custody

    Updated On : Jan 07,2017   10:44 pm
Shillong, Jan 7 (IANS) Meghalaya legislator Julius Kitbok Dorphang, who had been hiding for 11 days after being accused of raping 14-year-old girl but was eventually arrested late on Friday from Assam's Guwahati, was set to five days police custody by a court here on Saturday. View More..

Fresh FIR against Meghalaya legislator in rape case

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   11:24 pm
Shillong, Jan 6 (IANS) The Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has lodged a fresh FIR against Independent legislator Julius K. Dorhphang, who has been accused of raping 14-year-old girl, a police official said on Friday. View More..

Road Safety Week in Delhi from Jan 9

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   9:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With the aim to sensitise people about road safety, the 28th edition of the Road Safety Week will be organised here from January 9, it was announced on Friday. View More..

Tripura records 2.56% increase in electorate

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   4:22 pm
Agartala, Jan 6 (IANS) Tripura has registered a 2.56 per cent increase in the total number of its electorate, an Election Department official said here on Friday after the final electoral rolls were published. View More..

Non-bailable warrant against Meghalaya legislator in rape case

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   12:00 am
Shillong, Jan 4 (IANS) A court in Meghalaya on Wednesday issued non-bailable warrant against Independent legislator, Julius Dorphang, who has been accused of raping 14-year-old girl. View More..

Groups want Meghalaya legislator arrested for raping minor

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   9:04 pm
Shillong, Jan 3 (IANS) Civil society groups in Meghalaya on Tuesday asked police to issue a red alert notice to arrest Independent legislator Julius Dorphang, who has been accused of raping minor girl. View More..

2017: 4 things India can look forward to

    Updated On : Jan 02,2017   1:40 pm
An increased focus on renewable energy, more reliable power supply to villages, growing spread of Aadhaar -- the national identification system -- and greater use and spread of the Internet. Those, according to IndiaSpend, are the four things India can look forward to in 2017. View More..

David Syiemlieh appointed UPSC chairman

    Updated On : Jan 02,2017   1:06 pm
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday appointed Professor David R. Syiemlieh as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). View More..

'India, Bangladesh settled border disputes peacefully'

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   12:06 pm
Agartala, Dec 31 (IANS) Bangladesh has settled all its border disputes with India peacefully and improved ties with its closest neighbour, Dipu Moni, the country's former Foreign Minister, said here. View More..

Even my position is not secure in the Indian team: AIFF Player of the Year Jeje (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   1:04 pm
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) Ask anyone if Jeje Lalpekhlua can be dropped from the Indian football team on current form, and he will laugh in your face. But ask Jeje, the just-crowned All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year, and he will give you a different answer. View More..

Christians, Hindus celebrate Christmas in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 25,2016   4:48 pm
Shillong, Dec 25 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday celebrated Christmas with fervour and spirit, exchanging greetings and gifts with friends and relatives. View More..

Christmas celebrated with zeal, fervour in northeast India

    Updated On : Dec 25,2016   2:00 pm
Agartala/Aizawl/Kohima, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated on Sunday across northeast India with special prayers, hymns, and masses in churches, besides the traditional mass community feasts and delicious food. View More..

Science slam through Khasi folklore bags top prize

    Updated On : Dec 23,2016   4:28 pm
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) A young Indian researcher, whose presentation integrated a popular Khasi folk tale with scientific findings to explain the occurrence of a particular parasitic worm in northeast India, has won the top honour in the EURAXESS Science Slam India contest for teaching current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way. View More..

Get on with investing in insurgency-free northeast: Mizoram MP

    Updated On : Dec 15,2016   2:42 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The northeast today is virtually free from the problem of insurgency and investors should look at exploiting the multiple opportunities the region offers, Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram Ronal Sapa Tlau has said. View More..

Day 36 of demonetisation: Banks, ATMs still crowded

    Updated On : Dec 14,2016   7:50 pm
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Banks and ATMs on Wednesday continued to be crowded with long queues visible outside even 36 days after the ban on high denomination notes. View More..

'Native wisdom of hill folk can reduce adverse climate impact' (Dec 11 is International Mountain Day)

    Updated On : Dec 11,2016   12:16 pm
Shimla, Dec 11 (IANS) The knowledge of street-smart folk who live in the mountains, combined with research, can work together to develop effective responses to climate change and its impact on ecosystems and livelihoods, experts say. View More..