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

GNLA Chairman released on bail in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   11:44 pm
Shillong, Feb 21 (IANS) Chairman of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Champion R. Sangma was released on bail from Shillong district jail on Wednesday. View More..

Handicrafts exports from northeast poised for quantum jump

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India's north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16. View More..

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. View More..

Assam SP gets death threats over cash-for-job scam probe

    Updated On : Feb 16,2017   7:48 pm
Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) A senior police officer investigating the multi-crore-rupee cash-for-jobs scam of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has received death threats from unknown persons. View More..

Heart attacks - not combat situations - killing 6 BSF men every month!

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   1:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Poor eating habits, unhealthy working conditions, stress and irregular sleep led to 71 cases of cardiac arrest among BSF personnel in 2016 -- or six deaths a month, officials say. View More..

Young hearts celebrate Valentine's Day amid no attacks (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 14,2017   9:56 pm
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Love filled the air and there were no disruptive right-wing storms as young couples celebrated Valentine's Day in major cities across the country on Tuesday - unlike in the past when the international day of love was marred by attacks from Hindu radicals who claim foreign influence was corrupting Indian culture. View More..

Valentine's Day with a difference in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Feb 14,2017   2:16 pm
Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) It was a Valentine's Day with a difference in Meghalaya, thanks to Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) group for launching a relatable social media and sticker campaign to open up discussion on notions of consent, safety, pleasure, equality and respect. View More..

Assam hamlet aspires to be India's cleanest

    Updated On : Feb 14,2017   12:32 pm
Shikdamakha (Assam), Feb 14 (IANS) It's a movement that began during Christmas in 2012 with a competition to select the 'cleanest' family in this village. The festival-specific contest in the village, located about 80 km from Assam's largest city Guwahati, has now morphed into the ambition to win the 'Cleanest Village in Asia' title once held by Mawlynnong in neighbouring Meghalaya. View More..

65% Indian women literate, 5% have sole control over choosing their husband (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   4:00 pm
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Mild earthquake jolts Meghalaya

    Updated On : Feb 12,2017   10:20 am
Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) A mild earthquake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, rocked Meghalaya and its neighbouring states on Sunday, an official said. View More..

ONGC to boost sports in northeast India

    Updated On : Feb 10,2017   2:58 pm
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will help northeastern states to boost sports and sporting talent, a company official said on Friday. View More..

Supreme Court to assist Tripura HC in settling long-pending cases

    Updated On : Feb 10,2017   12:04 pm
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court has come to the aid of the Tripura High Court to resolve problems arising out of its lack of judges, especially its backlog of long-pending cases, a top court official said. View More..

Centre to address northeast's challenges of digitalisation: Gohain

    Updated On : Feb 07,2017   8:48 pm
Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Tuesday assured that the government will address various challenges faced by northeastern region with regards to universalisation of digital transactions. View More..

Meghalaya ex-legislator gets bail in land scam

    Updated On : Feb 06,2017   10:00 pm
Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) A local court on Monday bailed out former Congress legislator Stanlywiss Rymbai in a case of land acquisition for afforestation. View More..

HRD Ministry signs MoU with states on technical education

    Updated On : Feb 02,2017   8:16 pm
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry on Thursday signed an MoU for the third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III) with 18 states and a Union Territory for improving the overall standard and quality of technical institutes. View More..

Andaman & Nicobar set for infra makeover - thanks to a 'Mini Ratna'

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   11:38 am
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Initially set up to improve roads in the northeast, a fledgling state-owned company has now seen its mandate expanded to cover other hill states as well as the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where it is undertaking an ambitious sea-link project in the strategically important archipelago that is being developed as a maritime hub. View More..

Highest capital outlay for railway modernization

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   12:52 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the highest capital outlay of Rs 1.21 lakh crore has been provided for railway modernization with major emphasis on track development in the northeast. View More..

Weavers and craftsmen gather in Shillong to explore business avenues

    Updated On : Jan 29,2017   10:34 pm
Shillong, Jan 29 (IANS) Weavers and craftsmen from all eight northeastern states on Sunday gathered here for the 1st North East Business Summit to explore the region as a "global destination" for investment. View More..

Rijiju rules out probe into Meghalaya Raj Bhavan scandal

    Updated On : Jan 29,2017   4:30 pm
Shillong, Jan 29 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday ruled out a probe into the alleged "inappropriate behaviour" of V. Shanmuganathan, who was forced to resign as the Governor of Meghalaya. View More..

Bngal's Abul Hossain wins Kolkata Marathon

    Updated On : Jan 29,2017   3:48 pm
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Siliguri lad Abul Hossain won the Kolkata Full Marathon as amateur runners from north Bengal and northeast India ruled the first edition of the meet here on Sunday. View More..