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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19 strategic roads, 29 buildings to come up on Chinese front in Arunachal, Sikkim

    Updated On : Nov 19,2018   1:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India will go ahead with the construction of much-required strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Indo-China border in Arunanchal Pradesh and Sikkim as part of a critical infrastructure project worth Rs 25,000 crore. View More..

Oram announces Rs 720 crore Ekalavya schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya

    Updated On : Nov 17,2018   9:30 pm
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Saturday announced Rs 720 crore for setting up of Ekalavya model residential schools in 36 blocks of Meghalaya. View More..

Meghalaya Governor promises action in attack on woman activist

    Updated On : Nov 17,2018   8:28 pm
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Saturday promised action in the recent murderous attack on Agnes Kharshiing, a frontline women's rights activist, and her aide campaigning against alleged illegal mining and transportation of coal in the state. View More..

India developing systems against ballistic missiles of more capability: Nambiar

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   7:46 pm
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence systems, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said India is also developing systems to defend itself against ballistic missiles of more capability. View More..

Satellite-tagged Amur falcon killed in Manipur (Environmental Feature)

    Updated On : Nov 16,2018   11:32 am
Dimapur, Nov 16 (IANS/Mongabay) Days after it was satellite-tagged and released, an Amur falcon "Manipur", eponymously named after the northeast Indian state bordering Myanmar, was allegedly shot down by unknown miscreants at a roosting site during its migratory passage through the region. View More..

HC directs Meghalaya Police to ensure security to injured women activists

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   10:20 pm
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday directed the Director General of Police R. Chandranathan to provide security to frontline women rights activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma who were brutally attacked recently. View More..

SC issues directions to 8 HCs, state governments on appointment of judges

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a series of directions to eight high courts and state governments on the appointment of judges to the vacant positions in the subordinate judiciary, including infrastructure and court staff in a time-bound manner. View More..

Meghalaya minister's bodyguard arrested for assaulting Bhutanese national

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   8:32 pm
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The bodyguard of Meghalaya's Social Welfare Minister and his two friends were arrested on Thursday after he assaulted a Bhutanese truck driver and his aide in West Jaintia Hills district. View More..

BSES gears up to meet Delhi's winter power demand

    Updated On : Nov 15,2018   6:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Peak power demand in Delhi this winter is expected to go up to 4,800 MW and the two BSES discoms in the national capital are gearing up to ensure that adequate electricity is available in this period, the company said on Thursday. View More..

Northeastern states have mineral reserves of Rs 10 lakh crore: GSI

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   10:10 pm
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) India's northeastern states have mineral reserves worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore which are yet to exploited, a Geological Survey of India (GSI) official said on Wednesday. View More..

Ranji Roundup: Delhi, Kerala, Assam eye big wins in Round 2

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   9:34 pm
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Dhruv Shorey yet again top-scored with an unbeaten 106 to help hosts Delhi post a massive 376-run target for Himachal Pradesh, who ended the penultimate day at 44/1 in a Ranji Trophy Group B match at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Wednesday. View More..

Attack on woman activist: Meghalaya yet to decide on CBI or judicial probe

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   9:12 pm
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said he will consult his cabinet colleagues whether the murder attempt on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing warrants a judicial or CBI probe. View More..

Japan serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-east: Hiramatsu

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   7:10 pm
Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Wednesday said that Japan is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges. View More..

Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women to take up matter on attacks on activist

    Updated On : Nov 13,2018   9:30 pm
Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment (MACWE) will take up the matter of the murder attempt on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide in a coal-belt area of the state. View More..

Ranji Roundup: Tiwari, Reddy double tons light up Day 2

    Updated On : Nov 13,2018   8:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Double centuries by Hyderabad and Bengal skippers -- Akshath Reddy and Manoj Tiwary -- against Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, respectively lit up the second day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy competition on Tuesday. View More..

Trading disrupted at India-Bangladesh 'Border Haat' in Tripura

    Updated On : Nov 13,2018   2:14 pm
Agartala, Nov 13 (IANS) Trading at the India-Bangladesh "Border Haat" in Tripura was disrupted by some people forcing the authorities to ask the police to take action against those who were preventing vendors from entering the border market, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Injured Meghalaya women's activist continues to be on life support

    Updated On : Nov 11,2018   10:38 pm
Shillong, Nov 11 (IANS) Meghalaya's frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing, who was brutally attacked by a mob, continues to be on life support system since Thursday and is still in a "critical condition", hospital authorities at North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) said on Sunday. View More..

Meghalaya minister promises swift action in attack on woman activist

    Updated On : Nov 10,2018   8:50 pm
Shillong, Nov 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma on Saturday promised swift action in the murderous assault on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing in the coal belt area in East Jaintia Hills district. View More..

Two held for murder attempt on Meghalaya rights activist, BJYM for CBI probe

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   10:18 pm
Shillong, Nov 9 (IANS) Two persons were arrested on Friday in the murder attempt on a women's rights activist, Agnes Kharshiing, and two others in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district. View More..

Five ICPs on Indian borders with Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan completed

    Updated On : Nov 09,2018   9:02 pm
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Friday said that five of the seven approved Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at five Indian border crossing points being shared with Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been completed. View More..