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

Three northeastern states celebrate 46th Foundation Day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2018   3:24 pm
Agartala/Imphal/Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) The three northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Sunday celebrated their 46th Foundation Day with various programmes and events. View More..

Modi greets north-easterns on statehood day

    Updated On : Jan 21,2018   10:42 am
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the people of the Northeastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their statehood day and hoped they continue to achieve heights in all-round development. View More..

Over 30 teachers resign to avoid prosecution in Manipur

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   11:30 pm
Imphal Jan 20 (IANS) Following action against some primary schoolteachers, who were themselves enrolled as students in various medical and agriculture colleges and attending classes there, 30 such teachers have resigned in Manipur over the last few weeks. View More..

Karnataka pushes millets as smart food at trade fair

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   10:18 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Thousands of people, including women and children, flocked to the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets, wherein Karnataka is promoting the grain as a "smart food" for health and to help farmers reap monetary benefits. View More..

Bhagwat to address 'biggest-ever' RSS rally in Assam on Sunday

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   9:38 pm
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is slated to address a rally of around 50,000 swayamsevaks in the Assam capital on Sunday, that is being touted as the biggest conclave of the Hindutva group in the Northeast. View More..

Meghalaya Governor awaits EC view on 17 MLAs' disqualification

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   5:58 pm
Shillong, Jan 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sent a reminder to the Election Commission (EC) seeking its view on the disqualification of 17 MLAs, who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, a Raj Bhavan official said on Saturday. View More..

Include millets in daily diet to help farmers: Karnataka CM

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   12:50 am
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) With an view to supporting the farmers cultivating millets in dry areas of the country, and also for their nutritional value, millets must be included as part of our daily diet, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday. View More..

Meghalaya banks told to keep tab on transactions

    Updated On : Jan 19,2018   9:56 pm
Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Meghalaya election department on Friday instructed all banks to monitor and submit report on detecting suspicious cash transactions by individuals and political parties in this poll-bound state. View More..

BJP 'almost' ties up with Tripura tribal faction

    Updated On : Jan 19,2018   3:58 pm
Guwahati, Jan 19 (IANS) BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said his party has almost clinched an alliance with the NC Debbarma faction of the IPFT, a leading tribal group in Tripura. View More..

Meghalaya parties welcome single-phase poll

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   8:32 pm
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Political parties in Meghalaya on Thursday welcomed a single-phase election to the 60-member state assembly on February 27, and said they expect a free and fair poll process. View More..

Meghalaya to webcast February 27 polls

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   7:04 pm
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) In a first, Meghalaya will webcast the balloting in the February 27 assembly elections in nearly 200 polling booths across the state to ensure fair and free elections. View More..

Tripura parties hail announcement of assembly polls

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   6:52 pm
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) Both the ruling Left and opposition parties in Tripura on Thursday expressed happiness over the declaration of assembly polls in the state and all said they were confident of winning. View More..

Congress confident of poll victory in 3 northeastern states

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   4:40 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress said it was confident of retaining power in Meghalaya, and winning in Nagaland and Tripura as poll dates for the three northeastern states were announced on Thursday. View More..

Assembly polls in three northeast states on Feb 18, 27

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   3:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls in February to elect new assemblies, the Election Commission announced on Thursday, setting the stage for the first round of elections in 2018 ahead of the battle in Karnataka and later in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. View More..

Assembly polls in three northeast states on Feb 18, 27

    Updated On : Jan 18,2018   1:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18 and in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. View More..

NSA was not present in any political meeting, says Home Ministry

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   11:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refuting the allegations of the CPI's Tripura unit, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday clarified that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was not present in any political meeting at the Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house on January 14. View More..

Parties makes promises of development only during polls: Praful Patel

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   5:34 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 17 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Tuesday said political parties make "tall promises" of development only during elections. View More..

151 Tripura police officers transferred on EC's order

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   1:06 pm
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Following the instructions of the Election Commission, ahead of the assembly elections, the Tripura police chief has transferred 151 officers, including 20 offcers-in-charge (OC) of police stations, a senior officer said here on Wednesday. View More..

Renowned Khasi author Pde dead

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   10:52 pm
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Meghalaya bureaucrat and renowned Khasi author Leslie Harding Pde died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 79. View More..

NDA government didn't give Sangma due recognition: NCP leader

    Updated On : Jan 16,2018   9:16 pm
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker (late) Purno Agitok Sangma did not get the recognition he deserved when he was part of the BJP-led NDA government, NCP leader Praful Patel said on Tuesday. View More..