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 : Dec 07,2018   11:38 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to provide every household Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) replacing wood or coal fuel, has been found useful in tackling household air pollution, a new report said. View More..

India's growth was muted by lack of intent of earlier governments: Modi

    Updated On : Dec 07,2018   12:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Claiming that India has witnessed unprecedented growth and development under his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed the "lack of intent" of previous governments making the nation lag behind in all aspects until the BJP came to power in 2014. View More..

11 Bangladeshi Hindus arrested in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 06,2018   8:56 pm
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) Eleven Bangladeshi Hindu nationals, including four minors, were nabbed by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Meghalayas South Garo Hills distinct, the BSF said on Thursday. View More..

State of art Orchidarium to come up in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   8:26 pm
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) A state of the art Orchidarium and Orchid Production Unit will be set up here in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Demand for Garoland revives in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   7:34 pm
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) The demand for creation of Garoland, to be carved out of Garo areas in western part of Meghalaya, reverberated in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya on Wednesday. View More..

Over 1,000 players register for IPL 2019 auction

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   6:30 pm
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Maintaining a trend, 1003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers, have signed up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction set to take place in Jaipur on December 18, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday. View More..

Railways struggle to extend lines in mountainous Northeast

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   11:36 am
Agartala, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian Railways, besides incurring additional costs, has had to confront unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography, soil and natural challenges, a top official has said. View More..

5 states fined Rs 1 lakh for not giving details on mid-day meal

    Updated On : Dec 04,2018   8:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh each on Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha and Jammu and Kashmir for not furnishing details on the mid-day meal scheme in their states. View More..

Meghalaya CM envisions creation of 'farmer's commission'

    Updated On : Dec 04,2018   7:36 pm
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday said the government plans to create a 'farmers' commission' to tackle the problems being faced by the farming community. View More..

Family demands CBI probe into attacks on Meghalaya women's activists

    Updated On : Dec 04,2018   6:58 pm
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) The family members of two prominent women's rights activists, who were injured in a mob attack in Meghalaya, on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident. View More..

NESO demands immediate withdrawal of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

    Updated On : Nov 30,2018   11:28 pm
Shillong, Nov 30 (IANS) The North East Students Organisation (NESO) on Friday staged a protest across the state's capital of seven northeastern states demanding immediate withdrawal of the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 across state's capital of seven northeastern states. View More..

NGT-appointed panel against shutting Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu, says closure unjustified

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   10:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In a setback for the Tamil Nadu Government, an NGT-appointed committee that looked into closure of Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin on Wednesday said that the order to close down the plant was unjustified and " against the principles of natural justice". View More..

TN government blamed for manner of closing Sterlite plant; NGT panel says closure unjustified

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   8:04 pm
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK government came under opposition flak on Wednesday over the manner in which it closed down the Sterlite Copper smelter plant in Tuticorin as a three-member committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said the closure is unjustified. View More..

Over 73% voting recorded in incident-free Mizoram Assembly polls (Evening Lead)

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   6:26 pm
Aizawl, Nov 28 (IANS) Over 73 per cent of the 7.68 lakh Mizoram voters on Wednesday exercised their franchise to elect a new Assembly, a top election official said. View More..

Mizoram casts 50% votes in 6 hours (Afternoon Lead)

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Nov 28 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of the 7.68 lakh Mizoram voters had their franchise in six hours to elect a new assembly on Wednesday, a poll official said. View More..

25% voting registered in Mizoram (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   11:00 am
Aizawl, Nov 28 (IANS) Brisk polling is underway in Mizoram with nearly 25 per cent of 7.68 lakh voters casting their votes in the first three hours on Wednesday, an official said. View More..

15% voter turnout in 2 hours in Mizoram

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   10:20 am
Aizawl, Nov 28 (IANS) Polling is underway for 40 seats to elect a new Mizoram Assembly. Nearly 15 per cent of the over 7.68 lakh electorate cast their votes in the first two hours on Wednesday, officials said. View More..

Polling begins amid tight security in Mizoram

    Updated On : Nov 28,2018   7:40 am
Aizawl, Nov 28 (IANS) Amid tight security, polling began at 7 am for the 40-member Mizoram assembly election on Wednesday, officials said. View More..

Meghalaya House adopts fresh resolution to include Khasi, Garo dialects in Constitution

    Updated On : Nov 27,2018   11:00 pm
Shillong, Nov 27 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Centre to include Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. View More..

Parliamentary panel meet on Citizenship Bill inconclusive

    Updated On : Nov 27,2018   8:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament to examine the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 remained inconclusive on Tuesday as the Congress and other opposition parties sought to keep Bangladesh out of the purview of the bill and "delink" it from religion. View More..