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

Modi attacks Meghalaya government, seeks votes for BJP on development issue

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   7:22 pm
Shillong, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government, saying it had created scam after scam while his BJP was only for development. View More..

Rahul Gandhi's hands full of challenges as party chief, needs new formulas

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   3:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Anticipated for long by his party, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress President on Saturday, an elevation that comes at a time when the party faces an "existential crisis" and has huge electoral challenges in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..

NPP condemns attacks on Christians in Satna

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   11:06 pm
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's National People's Party (NPP) on Friday condemned the "vicious attacks" on Catholic priests and seminarians in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district. View More..

Modi to kick-off BJP poll campaign in Meghalaya on Saturday

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:58 pm
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-off the BJP's election campaign in poll-bound Meghalaya, besides inaugurating the Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura National Highway on Saturday. View More..

RSS chief in Tripura, to meet northeastern cadres

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:48 pm
Agartala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who arrived here on Friday, will hold meetings with Sangh members and activists from across the seven northeastern states to strengthen the party in the region with an eye on the upcoming assembly elections, party sources said. View More..

Meghalaya Congress MLA quits assembly

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   8:14 pm
Shillong, Dec 15 (IANS) Suspended Congress legislator Pynshngian N. Syiem on Friday resigned as member of the Meghalaya Assembly to join the newly-floated People's Democratic Front (PDF). View More..

Meghalaya legislators bid goodbye as house meets for last session

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   11:26 pm
Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) The last session of the present Meghalaya Assembly was adjourned sine die on Thursday after members from both sides of the 60-member house exchanged parting shots ahead of the upcoming assembly elections scheduled in February. View More..

Meghalaya will be able to host 2022 National Games: Minister

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   9:40 pm
Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) Meghalaya would be able to host the 2022 National Games despite the perceived shortcomings and paucity of time to prepare for the mega event, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M Sangma said on Thursday. View More..

Centre confusing NE, nation over Aadhaar: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   8:42 pm
Shillong, Dec 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday accused the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of creating confusion over the implementation of Aadhaar not only in Meghalaya but across the country. View More..

Meghalaya CM accuses Centre of not releasing funds

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   9:54 pm
Shillong, Dec 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday accused the Central government of irregular release of funds to northeastern states. View More..

NGT banned only illegal coal mining in Meghalaya, says CM

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   9:12 pm
Shillong, Dec 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday claimed that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) "did not ban mining of coal but banned only illegal coal mining" in Meghalaya. View More..

Injury-hit Mohun Bagan aim to continue winning momentum against Lajong (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   3:40 pm
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan will look to continue their winning momentum as they face Shillong Lajong in a fourth-round I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday. View More..

Khasi tribals hold up Meghalaya highway upgrade?

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   11:54 am
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even as the Centre aspires to improve connectivity in the northeast under its Act East Policy, the two-laning of a crucial 43-km highway is hanging fire as Meghalaya's Khasi Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has delayed its nod for acquiring land for the project. View More..

HSPDP wants Meghalaya under Article 371, hits out at BJP for promoting RSS agenda

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   11:40 pm
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of promoting the RSS ideology, Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday demanded that the state be included under the special provision of the Constitution's Article 371. View More..

Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   11:16 pm
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-member team of the Election Commission will be arriving here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the 2018 state assembly elections, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Challenges for Rahul: Revamping party set-up, electoral battles before 2019 polls (Profile)

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   10:58 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's long-delayed elevation as party chief is almost over as he was on Monday elected Congress President at a time when the party is facing an "existential crisis". His main challenge remains the revamping of party organisation, apart from electoral battles in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Talks on to stitch pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya: Ram Madhav

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   11:32 pm
Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said talks are on with like-minded political parties to stitch a pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya for the Assembly polls slated for February-March 2018. View More..

Keep northeast peaceful, IB chief tells new police officers

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   7:00 pm
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 9 (IANS) Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain on Saturday noted that India's northeastern states are relatively peaceful and urged newly-trained police officers to ensure peace prevails in the region. View More..

Meghalaya CM compares possible return of turncoats to labour pains

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   9:30 pm
Shillong, Dec 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday compared the possible return of the rebel Congress legislators ahead of 2018 assembly elections to labour pains. View More..

Sharmila turns 73, says she doesn't think about age

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   1:30 pm
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who turned 73 on Friday, says her days are fuller than she can cope with because even though she is not seen on the big screen much, cinema has never been her be-all and end-all. View More..