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

Meghalaya opposition hits out at Modi for withdrawing funds

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   10:36 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) Hitting out at the Narendra Modi-led government for withholding developmental funds in Meghalaya, the opposition Congress on Monday demanded that the House should pass a resolution to urge the Centre to immediately release funds in respect of the North Eastern Council (NEC) to ensure that the state is not deprived. View More..

Centre to spend Rs 1.5 lakh cr to improve NE highways: Gadkari

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   10:18 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Monday announced that the government will spend Rs 1.5 lakh crore for improving national highways in the northeastern states of the country. View More..

Congress leader bats for increasing Meghalaya Assembly seats

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   9:36 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) A Congress legislator in Meghalaya on Monday felt that there is a need to increase the number of assembly seats to 70 and the Lok Sabha seats to four considering the population growth in the state. View More..

Microsoft, DSCI launch programme to skill women in cybersecurity

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   7:48 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Microsoft India on Monday partnered with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) to launch a programme aimed at fostering talent and building a pool of women cybersecurity professionals in the country. View More..

'Land acquisition, environmental clearances major reasons for NE road projects delay'

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   7:26 pm
Shillong, Sep 24 (IANS) Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said land acquisition and environmental clearances were the two major hurdles delaying the road infrastructure projects in the northeastern states. View More..

Modi dedicates airport in Sikkim, attacks past governments on northeast development

    Updated On : Sep 24,2018   1:52 pm
Pakyong (Sikkim), Sep 24 (IANS) Marking a new milestone in the country's aviation sector by bringing Sikkim into air network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the previous governments accusing them of having neglected the northeast and said in the last four years his government has opened 35 new airports. View More..

North East has emerged as hub of human trafficking in India : Mir

    Updated On : Sep 23,2018   9:02 pm
Shillong, Sep 23 Sep 23 (IANS) Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir said India's North East has emerged as hub of human trafficking in India where unemployment, poverty, migration for search of jobs are some of the reasons of human trafficking, an official statement said on Sunday. View More..

Demand for Khasi language in Eight Schedule

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   10:32 pm
Shillong, Sep 22 (IANS) Indigenous Khasi men and women, mostly students, on Saturday took out a rally in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya demanding inclusion of the Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. View More..

Things looking 'positive' for ATK's Lyngdoh after last season's injury

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   6:56 pm
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian star midfielder and ATK player Eugeneson Lyngdoh who was out for the most part of last seasons Indian Super League (ISL) due to a knee injury, on Saturday said the prospect of his return in the coming season is "looking positive". View More..

RTI corrects data for women enrolled, benefited under maternity scheme in UP

    Updated On : Sep 22,2018   6:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry in an RTI reply to IANS has corrected the figures for women enrolled and benefited under the maternity scheme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) in Uttar Pradesh stating that the previous RTI "contained certain errors inadvertently." View More..

Meghalaya Cabinet approves state education policy

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   10:22 pm
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the State Education Policy after 46 years of statehood. View More..

Congress not phasing out senior and elderly: former Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   9:46 pm
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya assembly Mukul Manda Sangma on Friday denied that Congress party is embarking on a policy of "phasing out senior and elderly people". View More..

Bill to protect public from fraudulent financial institutions in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   9:42 pm
Shillong, Sep 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday introduced the Meghalaya Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2018 to protect the public from any fraudulent intention of the financial institutions. View More..

Gadkari to visit Shillong; will inaugurate NH-06

    Updated On : Sep 21,2018   2:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will be on a two-day visit to Shillong for an extensive review of the National Highways projects in the seven northeastern states, a government statement said on Friday. View More..

Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram: NPP leader

    Updated On : Sep 19,2018   9:42 pm
Shillong, Sep 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister and National People's Party (NPP) leader, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday voiced confidence that ruling Congress will be ousted from power in Mizoram in the upcoming Assembly elections. View More..

Output to fall almost 15% because of Kerala floods: Rubber Board chief

    Updated On : Sep 18,2018   12:50 pm
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) Production and cultivation of natural rubber will bear the brunt of the recent devastating floods in Kerala reducing production by a staggering one lakh tonnes, a top Rubber Board official has said. View More..

Will not reconsider my resignation from Congress: Lapang

    Updated On : Sep 15,2018   10:24 pm
New Delhi/Shillong, Sep 15 (IANS) Five-time former Meghalaya Chief Minister Donwa Dethwelson Lapang, who quit the Congress, on Saturday said he will not reconsider his decision despite request from party president Rahul Gandhi. View More..

Meghalaya Congress leader was forced to quit: Sangma

    Updated On : Sep 14,2018   8:32 pm
Shillong, Sep 14 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday said that veteran Congress leader Donwa Dethwelson Lapang was forced to quit the Congress. View More..

More than 21 lakh people living with HIV in India, Maharashtra tops: Report

    Updated On : Sep 14,2018   8:24 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Maharashtra has the highest number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India which is around 3.30 lakh, contributing 15 per cent of total immunodeficiency virus-affected people in the country which is 21.40 lakh, according to the latest data by Health and Family Welfare Ministry. View More..

Rahul appoints 9 new AICC secretaries

    Updated On : Sep 14,2018   2:34 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed nine new AICC secretaries. View More..