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

BJP has entered kitchens to see what's cooking, says Congress leader

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   7:32 pm
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of playing the politics of religion, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the party had been entering the people's kitchen to see what meat they were eating. View More..

Campaigning ends for Meghalaya polls

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   7:24 pm
Shillong, Feb 25 (IANS) The high-decibel campaign for assembly elections in Meghalaya, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to unseat the ruling Congress, ended on Sunday. View More..

Army in India should remain non-political: Azad

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   6:38 pm
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same. View More..

BJP confident of Tripura, Nagaland victory, hopeful in Meghalaya: Rijiju

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   11:56 pm
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing confidence that the BJP will form the next governments in Nagaland and Tripura, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said the assembly polls in these two states and Meghalaya are a defining election for the entire northeast. View More..

No party offered any 'money or sops': Meghalaya Church

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   10:08 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 24 (IANS) The Baptist Church in Meghalaya on Saturday said that no political party has offered it any "money or sops" ahead of February 27 assembly polls to influence its members. View More..

Congress promises to create three lakh new jobs in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   9:44 pm
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress has promised that it would create three lakh new jobs, besides promising to enhance Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover announced by the Central government, if it returns to power in the state. View More..

Madhav slams Tharoor for comparing NPP with 'wagging tail' of BJP

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   7:32 pm
Shillong/New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday slammed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for comparing Meghalaya's regional National People's Party (NPP) with the wagging tail of a dog -- the BJP, and said the leader was at "his indecent best" and that it is "an insult to the people of Meghalaya". View More..

Chandy slams Modi over 'rescue of Christian nurses' remark

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   5:58 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday slammed him for saying that "evacuation of 46 nurses from war-torn Iraq in 2014 was done because they were Christians". View More..

Meghalaya's most wanted rebel killed in gunfight with police

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   4:00 pm
Williamnagar (Meghalaya), Feb 24 (IANS) Special Force (SF-10) commandos in Meghalaya on Saturday killed in a gunfight a top Garo rebel leader wanted for his alleged involvement in several killings and bombings in the state. View More..

Alphons rubbishes Rahul allegation that BJP trying to 'buy' churches

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   12:30 am
Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons on Friday rubbished the contention of Congress President Rahul Gandhi that the BJP was trying to buy the churches in poll-bound Meghalaya. View More..

Modi government promotes narrow-minded idea of India: Tharoor

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   9:24 pm
Shillong, Feb 23 (IANS) Charging the Narendra Modi government with promoting a narrow-minded idea of India based on Hindutva, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday appealed to voters in Meghalaya not to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly polls. View More..

Chrome to analyse northeast poll results data for DD

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   9:23 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Chrome Data Analytics will analyse the counting of votes in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland for the state-run Doordarshan TV. View More..

Love for BJP will also spread to other regions: Manoj Tiwari

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   1:36 am
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer-actor Manoj Tiwari, who is also the chief of Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says he is confident that people will continue their support towards his party. View More..

NPP releases 'People's Document' for Meghalaya polls

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   12:16 am
Jowai (Meghalaya), Feb 23 (IANS) National People's Party President Conrad K. Sangma on Thursday released the People's Document for Meghlaya at an election rally here. View More..

Give BJP chance to serve Meghalaya, Modi tells voters

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   8:34 pm
Phulbari (Meghalaya), Feb 22 (IANS) Exhorting the 18.43 lakh electorate in Meghalaya to vote for the BJP in the February 27 Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Congress-led state government was not taking people seriously since they saw no political challenge. View More..

Opposition parties should field common candidates against NDA: Salman Khurshid (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Opposition parties should strive to field a common candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in each constituency in the next Lok Sabha polls and alliance talks among them should start early to allow workers to align themselves, according to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid. View More..

SC allows withdrawal of four remaining CRPF companies from Bengal hills

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   10:58 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Centre to withdraw next month four CRPF companies deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal that witnessed an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state. View More..

We have people's support, says Rahul after massive road show in Shillong

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   8:16 pm
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Thousand of people from all walks of life came out on the streets of the Meghalaya capital as Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a massive road show ahead of the February 27 assembly elections. View More..

Ex-England keeper James visits The National Inclusion Cup

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   8:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Former England footballer David James gave a pleasant surprise to the young participants of The National Inclusion Cup by showing up at the tournament to encourage and motivate the youth. View More..

Rahul visits SOS children's village in Guwahati

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was on an election campaign in Meghalaya on Wednesday, visited an SOS childrens village in Guwahati and sought support for them. View More..