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

Centre not against tribal laws: Minister

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   5:38 pm
Agartala, April 25 (IANS) The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday. View More..

Aadhar card mandatory for subsidised foodgrains to : Centre to HC

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   8:48 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the Aadhaar card was made mandatory for getting subsidised food grain through the Public Distribution System as this was not reaching the poor. View More..

Meghalaya CM files FIR over fake Twitter account

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   3:34 pm
Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said here on Sunday. View More..

Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   5:48 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), April 22 (IANS) Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday. View More..

BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress' downfall in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   2:16 pm
Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Predicting Meghalaya's Congress-led government's downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people's mandate in the state in 2018. View More..

Meghalaya CM is not performing at all: BJP leader

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   9:48 pm
Shillong, April 21 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress-led government in Meghalaya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday held Chief Minister Mukul Sangma responsible for the underdevelopment of the state. View More..

Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:46 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. View More..

Meghalaya rebel group threatens to burn peace agreement

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   10:26 pm
Shillong, April 20 (IANS) The Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC-B), a disbanded rebel outfit in Meghalaya, on Thursday said the Agreed Text of Settlement signed with the government was a "total failure" and threatened to burn the document publicly. View More..

Tripura gets national award for record food production

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   4:00 pm
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states. View More..

BJP to lodge complaint against 'vested interest' group

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   2:50 pm
Shillong, April 19 (IANS) The BJP will lodge a police complaint against "vested interest" groups labeling it on social media as an "anti-Christian party", a leader from the BJP's Meghalaya unit said on Wednesday. View More..

Rahul holds meeting with party leaders on future polls

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   12:02 am
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a strategy meeting with Congress leaders, MLAs and MPs to discuss measures to strenghten the party in states which will go for polls before the next general elections. View More..

Green court moved over defence encroachment in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   2:34 pm
Shillong, April 17 (IANS) A civil society group has filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal court over encroachment and pollution in a critical catchment area in Meghalaya by defence authorities, its members said on Monday. View More..

Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   12:34 pm
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A "snapshot" of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. View More..

Cyclonic storm hits parts of Meghalaya

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   9:24 pm
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) A number of houses in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district have been affected by a storm that hit the region on Saturday afternoon, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Meghalaya celebrates Easter Sunday

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   6:30 pm
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) Candlelight processions, baptism of newborns and coloured Easter eggs and buns were the hallmark of the day as Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter. View More..

Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   2:30 pm
Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. View More..

Good Friday observed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   8:20 pm
Shillong, April 14 (IANS) With fasts and day-long prayer services in churches, Christians in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram observed the occasion of Good Friday. View More..

BJP announces Meghalaya 'Mission 40'

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   8:24 pm
Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Buoyed by the party's success in Manipur and Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its ambitious "Mission 40" for the elections to the Meghalaya Assembly. View More..

Digital India Day exempted in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   6:52 pm
Shillong, April 13 (IANS) The Modi government on Thursday exempted the Digital India Day to be held on Friday in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram on account of Good Friday, an official said. View More..

After 16 years, Meghalaya to build assembly building

    Updated On : Apr 13,2017   2:20 pm
Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Meghalaya will start constructing the assembly building to replace a 125-year-old Burmese teak building reduced to ashes 16 years ago, officials said on Thursday. View More..