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 seeks Assam cooperation to produce energy from waste

    Updated On : Sep 30,2016   11:30 am
Shillong, Sep 30 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya wants to jointly produce energy with Assam from waste and garbage generated by the two neighbouring states. View More..

Militants abduct nine Assam traders in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   8:50 pm
Shillong, Sep 29 (IANS) Militants of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Thursday abducted nine traders in Meghalaya's Garo Hills region, police said. View More..

Set up mechanism to address taxpayers' grievances, Modi tells officials

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   10:56 pm
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Taking cognizance of the grievances expressed by taxpayers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked tax officials to set up a mechanism to deal with their issues and ensure a speedy resolution. View More..

Declining trend of HIV in Meghalaya: Patel

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   10:42 pm
Shillong, Sep 28 (IANS) Meghalaya is seeing a declining trend in HIV cases, though there is some rise in high-risk groups, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said on Wednesday. View More..

Centre calls for report on court violence from Mizoram

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   9:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Congress-ruled Mizoram government over violence on Lunglei court premises, which led to the Gauhati High Court withdrawing all judges from there. View More..

Man jailed for 10 years for rape in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   2:50 pm
Shillong, Sep 28 (IANS) A Meghalaya court has sentenced a man convicted of raping a minor school girl to 10 years rigorous imprisonment after a Fast Track Court had acquitted him. View More..

'Civilian aircraft can use IAF airfields in northeast'

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   4:56 pm
Agartala, Sep 27 (IANS) In a bid to boost connectivity in the northeastern region, the airstrips, airfields and Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) can now used by civilians commercial aircraft, an officer said on Tuesday. View More..

Kidnapped ex-Assam Rifles man from northeast rescued, two held

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Two members of an inter-state gang have been arrested here for kidnapping a retired Assam Rifles personnel from the northeast and his nephew, police said on Monday. The victims have been rescued. View More..

Bengal, Meghalaya see high contraceptive use, major decline in fertility rate (September 26 is World Contraception Day)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   3:54 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) As the government continues to push for new methods of contraceptives to boost family planning, West Bengal and Meghalaya have so far witnessed the highest decline in Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and also an increase in adoption of modern contraceptive methods such as oral pills and IUDs against sterilisation, says official data. View More..

I fear getting complacent in showbiz: Kalki Koechlin

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   3:42 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Whether it was "Dev.D" and "Shaitan" or "Shanghai" and "Margarita with a Straw", Kalki Koechlin has always chosen the unconventional path to make her space in Bollywood. The actress says she fears getting comfortable in her zone, and that is why she keeps on challenging herself. View More..

Mizoram ministerial panel to probe mob attack at court

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   1:52 pm
Aizawl, Sep 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel would probe Thursday's mob attack at a district court in Mizoram, state Home Minister R. Lalzirliana has said. View More..

Gauhati HC withdraws judges from Mizoram court after mob attack

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   5:38 pm
Aizawl, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has withdrawn all the judges from the District and Sessions Court of Mizoram's Lunglei district following mob violence in the court premises recently, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

'Rock On 2' cast jammed on slopes of Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   2:06 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The cast of the forthcoming film "Rock on!! 2" held jamming sessions in the valley of Meghalaya while they were preparing for the movie. View More..

Top ULFA leader's aide held in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:18 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Sep 21 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national said to be a close associate of Dristhi Rajkhowa, one of India's most wanted rebel leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), was arrested on Wednesday from western Meghalaya, an official said. View More..

India a big player in Bangladesh, could invest $25 bn: Envoy

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   2:44 pm
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) India is a big player in Bangladesh, having already invested $3 billion in many projects and considering the infusion of another $11 billion, a top diplomat has said. View More..

Varanasi narrowly makes it to smart city list

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   7:38 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's holy city of Varanasi -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency -- has made it to the list of 27 smart cities announced by Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday. View More..

India to ferry more petroleum products to Tripura via Bangladesh

    Updated On : Sep 20,2016   5:54 pm
Agartala, Sep 20 (IANS) After the first round of shipment of diesel and cooking gas to Tripura via Bangladesh on September 10, India will ferry more petroleum products through the same route over the next two weeks, officials here said on Tuesday. View More..

Acts of terror in Bangladesh also impact India: Envoy

    Updated On : Sep 19,2016   1:50 pm
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) Any incident of terror taking place in Bangladesh has implications for India as well, says Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla. View More..

Opposition withdraws resolution to remove Meghalaya Speaker

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   6:46 pm
Shillong, Sep 16 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition parties on Friday withdrew the resolution seeking removal of Speaker Abu Taher Mondal in the concluding day of autumn session. View More..

India Runway Week opens with ode to Indian textiles

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   4:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Indian textiles and heritage are taking forefront at major fashion weeks in the country. Keeping in sync with the trend, the India Runway Week opened in the capital on Friday with a show dedicated to Khadi and other handlooms. View More..