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 CM launches grassroots football programme

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   8:56 pm
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma officially launched a statewide football grassroots development programme 'Mission Football' amid much fanfare at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only "partially achieved" the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. View More..

Meghalaya to launch grassroots football development programme

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   7:50 pm
Shillong, July 21 (IANS) A state government-backed football grassroots development programme will be launched with an exhibition match between the north-eastern players and their rest of India counterparts at the floodlit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

4,472 Haj pilgrims will go from northeast

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:42 pm
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from the northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Haj this year, it was announced on Friday. View More..

4,472 Haaj pilgrims will go from northeast

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   1:25 pm
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) A total of 4,472 pilgrims from northeastern states are set to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, it was announced on Friday. View More..

Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:02 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. View More..

Why India needs to count its broken toilets

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   12:28 pm
In 2016, as many as 96.5 per cent of rural elementary government schools had toilets, but more than one in four (27.79 per cent) were dysfunctional or locked, according to data collected for the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). Only about 68.7 per cent of schools had working toilet facilities for students. View More..

16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:16 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. View More..

Eight Meghalaya MLAs don't cast vote in presidential poll

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   7:44 pm
Shillong, July 17 (IANS) Eight legislators in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly abstained from voting in Monday's presidential election, an election official said. View More..

50 per cent of human rights complaints from J&K: RTI

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 per cent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply. View More..

Now an algorithm-based system to facilitate organ transplants

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   11:26 am
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Aiming to ease the process of finding the right organ donors in India, a medical assistance start-up has developed an algorithm-based system to facilitate donor exchanges for organ transplants. View More..

Cattle smuggling from India harms Bangladesh dairy industry: BGB

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   6:42 pm
Shillong, July 15 (IANS) The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday asked its Indian counterpart, the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop cattle smuggling as it is "harming" their dairy industry. View More..

Data from India helps Bangladesh prepare for floods, but Assam reels

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   1:40 pm
As the monsoon begins, some parts of Bangladesh are already flooded, and the Brahmaputra and Ganga rivers are expected to burst their banks sooner rather than later. But the people are now more aware of potential disasters thanks to improved flood forecasting and monitoring systems. View More..

India-Bangladesh border talks begin in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   8:08 pm
Shillong, July 12 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Wednesday began a four-day dialogue on border issues, with Dhaka complaining about illegal killings of Bangladeshis and illegal entry of Indians into Bangladesh. View More..

Italian speleologist set to explore Meghalaya's caves

    Updated On : Jul 11,2017   12:56 pm
Lindau (Germany), July 11 (IANS) Noted Italian geologist and cave explorer Francesco Sauro, who has led successful expeditions to one of the world's oldest cave systems in Venezuela's Tepui mountains, is gearing up to explore the "lost world" in India's Meghalaya, which harbours some of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world. View More..

Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI CEO

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   10:50 pm
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat are the three best-performing states in "ease of doing business", NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Monday. View More..

Jailed Meghalaya MLA on House panels; women, child activists object

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   10:00 pm
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor, has been appointed as member of two assembly panels, evoking strong opposition from a women's group. View More..

Jailed Meghalaya MLA appointed to assembly panels

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   2:54 pm
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of two assembly panels, evoking a strong opposition from a women's group. View More..

Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   12:58 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon. View More..

Important to quieten situation on India-China border: Ram Madhav

    Updated On : Jul 07,2017   7:22 pm
Umiam (Meghalaya), July 7 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said it is "important to quieten" the situation on the India-China border, where the armies of the two nations are in a stand-off for the past three weeks. View More..