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 : May 22,2017   11:02 am
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    Updated On : May 21,2017   4:54 pm
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    Updated On : May 21,2017   2:20 pm
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    Updated On : May 20,2017   5:44 pm
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    Updated On : May 20,2017   3:08 pm
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    Updated On : May 17,2017   12:00 am
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    Updated On : May 16,2017   3:54 pm
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    Updated On : May 12,2017   7:04 pm
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    Updated On : May 10,2017   3:10 pm
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    Updated On : May 09,2017   1:06 pm
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    Updated On : May 06,2017   5:26 pm
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IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

    Updated On : May 05,2017   7:52 pm
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Bangladesh no longer safe for Indian insurgents: BSF

    Updated On : May 05,2017   7:50 pm
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India ready to deal with 'misadventure' from Pakistan: BSF

    Updated On : May 05,2017   3:58 pm
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    Updated On : May 05,2017   1:20 pm
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    Updated On : May 05,2017   1:08 pm
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    Updated On : May 04,2017   2:08 pm
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    Updated On : May 03,2017   6:36 pm
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Tripura gets new Chief Electoral Officer

    Updated On : May 01,2017   3:30 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 29,2017   4:14 pm
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