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

Bypolls to 4 Lok Sabha, 10 assembly seats on May 28

    Updated On : Apr 26,2018   10:32 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The bypoll to the Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh will be held on May 28 as the Election Commission on Thursday announced dates for bypolls to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly seats across ten states. View More..

Congress appoints three state chiefs of Adivasi Congress

    Updated On : Apr 25,2018   7:54 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday appointed three state chairpersons of Adivasi Congress - Amarjeet Bhagat (Chhattisgarh), Sushil Marandi (Jharkhand) and Anadrao Gangram Gedam (Maharashtra). View More..

Five more states to roll out intra-state e-way bill

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   7:16 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The central government on Monday said that five more states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Puducherry -- will roll out intra-state e-way bills from Wednesday. View More..

Northeast states told to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   4:48 pm
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. View More..

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   4:12 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. View More..

Textile, handloom dominated day three of India Runway Week

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   3:04 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The concluding day of India Runway Week (IRW) was high on textile and handloom with five designers from the past seasons dedicating their line to textiles and handlooms during the finale show. View More..

Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   11:32 am
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud. View More..

SC asks states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   9:54 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta. View More..

18 Delhi-bound Rohingyas arrested in Tripura

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   8:24 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said. View More..

'Good monsoon for central region, low in east, northeast and south'

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   6:42 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With high probability of normal monsoon at 97 percent predicted pan India for 2018, private weather forecaster Skymet on Tuesday forecast central India to receive highest rainfall at 108 percent between June and September. View More..

Northeastern states asked to expedite computerisation of PDS

    Updated On : Apr 17,2018   6:08 pm
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) The Cnion government has asked five northeastern states - Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura - to expedite the computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS) for its better and transparent performance, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

World Bank to lend $48 mn for landscape management in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   6:48 pm
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India on Monday signed a $48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to strengthen community-led landscape management in Meghalaya. View More..

Shah attacks Congress, says it has no 'internal democracy'

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   4:22 pm
Dharwad (Karnataka), April 12 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday lambasted the Congress for the washout of the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament, saying a party which lacks "internal democracy" cannot protect democracy in the country. View More..

SC seeks details of Rs 1 lakh crore of eco-protection funds

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   8:28 pm
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to provide the details of various funds created for environment protection and how it intends to utilise the funds worth nearly Rs one lakh crore. View More..

Tourism among five sectors to exploit on mission mode in northeast

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   5:20 pm
Agartala, April 10 (IANS) The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) on Tuesday chosn five sectors including tourism and food processing to exploit them on mission mode basis to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the region, said NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. View More..

NCP candidate files nomination for Meghalaya assembly by-poll

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   7:04 pm
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) NCP candidate Krenilla Marak, the widow of the party candidate killed in an IED blast before the February assembly elections, on Monday filed her nomination papers for the April 27 bypoll to the Williamnagar constituency in Meghalaya's East Garo Hill district. View More..

'Niti Forum for North-East' to accelerate region's inclusive growth

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   1:46 pm
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) The first meeting of the 'Niti Forum for North-East' (NFNE) will be held here on Tuesday to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region, an official said here on Monday. View More..

Severe weather forecast April 7-11: IMD

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   6:06 pm
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The IMD has warned of severe weather conditions for five days starting Saturday. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and thunderstorms with squall and hail are forecast in Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. View More..

Constable dies after being hit by Meghalaya minister son's Mercedes

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   5:10 pm
Shillong, April 7 (IANS) A constable of the Meghalaya armed police was killed and a jail officials injured in an accident involving a Mercedes car driven by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Hek's son early on Saturday, police said. View More..

BSF seizes Bangladesh-bound drugs in Tripura

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   9:48 pm
Agartala, April 6 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Friday seized a huge quantity of drugs bound for Bangladesh and arrested a smuggler in Tripura, a BSF official said. View More..