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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No plans yet to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K: Official

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   9:02 pm
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), June 23 (IANS) The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday. View More..

Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. View More..

Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   5:40 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. View More..

Army rescues 200 people from landslide site in Arunachal

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   8:20 pm
Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) The Army on Monday rescued 200 people, including 70 women and 50 children from a landslide site, near Arunachal Pradesh's Bhalukpong, a defence official said. View More..

Toll rises to seven in Meghalaya landslide

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   3:18 pm
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) The death toll in the devastating landslides triggered by heavy rains in Meghalaya has risen to seven, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Six killed in Meghalaya landslide

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   11:04 pm
Umiam (Meghalaya), June 17 (IANS) At least six people were killed, one was missing and nine others injured after incessant rains triggered landslides across Meghalaya on Saturday, an official said. View More..

Meghalaya proposes railway connectivity between Shillong, Sohra

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   2:36 pm
Shillong, June 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has asked railway officials to work out plans and design for rail connectivity between Shillong and Sohra. View More..

BJP allies in Christian-majority NE oppose cattle trade rules

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   7:12 pm
Kohima/Aizwal, June 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allies in three Christian-majority states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya have opposed the central government's new cattle trade and slaughter rules. View More..

Government has no intention to change food habits of people: Harsh Vardhan

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   3:16 pm
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The government does not have an "iota of intention" to change anybody's food habits or adversely affect the slaughter business, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday, promising to look into any suggestions to modify the recent controversial order on cattle trade. View More..

Monsoon hits Maharashtra, east India; heat wave likely in North (Weather Roundup)

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   8:26 pm
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) While the monsoon advanced to parts of Maharashtra and eastern India, the weather office does not see much respite from the soaring temperature in north India, and forecast that a heat wave will likely hit parts of the region from Wednesday. View More..

Meghalaya wants Centre to axe rule on cattle trade for slaughter

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   7:38 pm
Shillong, June 12 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Meghalaya Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging the central government to withdraw the new rule on cattle trade for slaughter so as to maintain the constitution's federal and secular character. View More..

Meghalaya passes GST Bill

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   6:02 pm
Shillong, June 12 (IANS) The Meghalaya Assembly on Monday unanimously approved the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, ahead of the nationwide rollout of the new tax regime from July 1. With this, the entire northeast has approved the bill. View More..

Special Meghalaya assembly session to discuss GST, cattle rules

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   9:20 pm
Shillong, June 11 (IANS) A special day-long session of the Meghalaya assembly will be held on Monday for the passage of the state GST Bill ahead of the country-wide rollout of the new tax regime from July 1. View More..

MHRD prepares format to monitor school-wise Aadhaar enrolment

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   4:16 pm
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development, which made Aadhaar card mandatory for students to avail mid-day meals, has told states and union territories to update it about the progress made by them in Aadhaar enrolment. View More..

Former BJP leaders host 'Bitchi-Beef fest' in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   10:28 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), June 10 (IANS) Former BJP leaders in Meghalaya on Saturday organised a "bitchi-beef" fest to protest against the Central government's new rules that aims to prevent sale of cattle for slaughter. View More..

Darjeeling limping back to normal, Army patrols continue

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   3:04 pm
Darjeeling, June 10 (IANS) The Army continued to patrol Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong towns, as life returned to normal in the northern West Bengal hills with no further violence reported so far on Saturday. View More..

37 returns instead of 13 - and other challenges threatening GST rollout

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   12:34 pm
A small-scale manufacturing company with operations in only one state will have to file a minimum of 37 returns instead of the current 13 once the goods and services tax (GST) goes live from July 1, increasing work for industry, accountants and banks, according to an IndiaSpend analysis. View More..

Major laid to rest with military honours

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   8:54 pm
Shillong, June 8 (IANS) Major David Manlun, who died in a gunfight with militants in Nagaland, was laid to rest with military honours on Thursday at the Assam Regimental Centre in Meghalaya. View More..

Google's virtual exhibition brings world's fashion at fingertips

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   7:16 pm
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Technology giant Google's Arts and Culture arm on Thursday launched a new virtual exhibition project that will showcase 3,000 years of the world's fashion and style, the company said in a statement. View More..

Mercury dips in north India, no heat wave for next five days

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   10:44 pm
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Reeling under the heat waves or high temperature for past six days, north India finally obtained a spell of respite on Wednesday, even as temperature rose marginally at some isolated places. View More..