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 : Sep 21,2017   11:42 am
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    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   3:08 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) One-and-half months after six axed TMC MLAs joined the BJP, its leader on Wednesday urged the Tripura Assembly Speaker to recognise the legislators as BJP lawmakers. View More..

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    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   5:56 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 19 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) begins in the Mizoram capital on Wednesday with the goal of making the people of India proud of their mountains, recognizing the value of its mountain regions and enabling its people to realize their potential. View More..

Solution to 'Assam problem' before 2019 polls: ULFA's Anup Chetia (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   12:38 pm
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NIA gets new chief in Y.C. Modi

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   1:46 pm
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Bomb hurled at Meghalaya legislator's house

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   1:38 pm
Shillong, Sep 18 (IANS) A petrol bomb was hurled at United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator Paul Lyngdoh's house here on Monday, police said. View More..

Y.C. Modi is new NIA chief

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   12:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi will be the new chief of the NIA -- the premier anti-terror investigation agency. View More..

Shah set to reconstitute BJP's top bodies (Lead, Correcting para four)

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   3:36 pm
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) An overhaul of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest-decision making body in the party, and the Central Election Committee (CEC) is on the cards with the exit of M. Venkaiah Naidu after his election as the country's Vice President. View More..

Shah set to reconstitute BJP's decision making bodies

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   3:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) An overhaul of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest-decision making body in the party, and the Central Election Commission is on the cards with the exit of M. Venkaiah Naidu after his election as the country's Vice President. View More..

Rohingya crisis: Security tightened along India-Myanmar border

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   12:24 pm
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 15 (IANS) Security has been further tightened along the borders of northeastern states with Myanmar and Bangladesh to foil any attempt by the Rohingyas fleeing the Rakhine state in Myanmar from entering India, officials said on Friday. View More..

Meghalaya Police arrests six foreigners, Indian woman in cyber fraud case

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   11:46 pm
Shillong/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Police's Cyber Crime wing personnel on Tuesday arrested six foreign nationals and an Indian woman on charges of a cyber-fraud case from different locations in New Delhi, an officer said. View More..

Jacqueline Fernandez supports Bio Bridge project in India

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   4:32 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   4:42 pm
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Telecom Commission seeks clarification of IMG recommendations

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   7:44 pm
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Alphons is BJP's election in-charge for Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   3:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) With an eye on the Assembly polls due early next year in Christian-majority Meghalaya, Union Minister K.J. Alphons has been appointed election in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state. View More..

BSF seizes cough syrup bottles bound for Bangladesh

    Updated On : Sep 07,2017   5:12 pm
Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) A team of BSF and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials on Thursday seized 53,600 bottles of cough syrup valued at Rs 69 lakh in north Tripura, a BSF official said. View More..

BJP finalises poll strategies for non-BJP ruled NE states

    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   4:30 pm
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has finalised the party's strategies for three poll-bound non-BJP ruled northeastern states -- Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram, a party leader said on Wednesday. View More..

NEDA for development, 'Congress-mukt' northeast: BJP

    Updated On : Sep 05,2017   9:42 pm
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said the purpose of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) is to develop the region and make it Congress-free. View More..

Amit Shah confident BJP-led alliance will be in power throughout NE

    Updated On : Sep 05,2017   8:06 pm
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Echoing the "Congress-mukt (free) North East" slogan, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday expressed confidence that the party-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) will form governments in the remaining three of the eight states in the region. View More..