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

Demonetisation push GNLA's second-in-command to surrender

    Updated On : Dec 09,2016   9:12 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Dec 9 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) suffered a major setback after its number two surrendered on Friday post demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. View More..

Devendro, Manoj advance on action-packed Day 2 of boxing nationals

    Updated On : Dec 09,2016   8:00 pm
Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games medallist duo of Laishram Devendro Singh and Manoj Kumar notched up contrasting wins in their new weight categories to advance on the second day of the senior men's national championship here on Friday. View More..

IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

    Updated On : Dec 09,2016   5:50 pm
Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday reviewed the security scenario in the Northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command. View More..

Assam mulls thermal sensors along rail tracks to reduce elephant deaths

    Updated On : Dec 08,2016   6:16 pm
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) Expressing concern over the death of elephants in the state due to conflict with humans as well as train collisions, Assam Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Thursday said that the government is contemplating to use thermal sensors along the railway tracks to detect the movement of elephants particularly during night. View More..

Free NE from corruption, terror and illegal immigrants, Sonowal urges police

    Updated On : Dec 07,2016   11:36 pm
Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged police officers to work towards making the northeastern states free from corruption, terror and intrusion of foreigners. View More..

Coca Cola Cup will help unearth scout talent ahead of U-17 WC

    Updated On : Dec 06,2016   3:26 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) With exactly 10 months to go for the U-17 World Cup which India will host for the first time, the Coca Cola Cup is set to give national football team coach Nicolai Adam another chance t0 spot talent ahead of the showpiece event. View More..

Demonetisation implementation shows centre's bankruptcy of ideas: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   11:30 pm
Shillong, Dec 5 (IANS) Continuing his attack on the Narendra Modi government over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said the implementation of the move shows its bankruptcy of ideas. View More..

US for improving connectivity between India and neighbours: Envoy

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   7:44 pm
Agartala, Dec 3 (IANS) The US government is keen to develop connectivity between India and its neighbours in the Bay of Bengal region and its adjoining areas to boost economies, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said here on Saturday. View More..

New book on women in political decision making positions

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A new book born out of three years of intensive research across northeastern India and parts of Myanmar and Bangladesh focuses on the role of women in political decision making positions, especially in conflict-hit areas. View More..

Meghalaya party urge PM to relax cash withdrawal ahead of Christmas

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   9:46 pm
Shillong, Dec 2 (IANS) Meghalaya's principal opposition party, the United Democratic Party on Friday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to increase the withdrawal cash limited from the banks ahead of the Christmas celebrations across India. View More..

After night at secretariat, Mamata stays put at Nabanna

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark". View More..

Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza (Fifth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:36 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to stay put at the secretariat despite the withdrawal of soldiers from a toll gate close to it early Friday. View More..

Mamata vows to spend night at secretariat over army at toll plaza (Fourth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:20 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a sensational turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the army" along highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark" and vowed to stay put at the secretariat till the soldiers are withdrawn from a toll gate close to it. View More..

Two held for depositing terror funds in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   8:36 pm
Shillong, Dec 1 (IANS) Two men were arrested on Thursday on charge of depositing Rs 28 lakh in the bank accounts of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) terror outfit, Meghalaya Police said. View More..

In last moments of life, women less likely to get medical attention

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   12:04 pm
More Indian men are likely to be admitted to hospital during the last moments of life than women -- 62.5 per cent to 37.5 per cent -- a statistic revealed in new government data on deaths certified by a medical professional. View More..

Government approves new 62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   12:10 am
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday accorded its approval for opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) each in "62 uncovered districts". View More..

'Fresh survey of Indian orchids need of the hour'

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   12:02 pm
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) As habitat fragmentation and illegal collections threaten to wipe out some of the most beautiful and rare orchid species in the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot (IBBH), scientists surveying the plants in Laos say extensive mapping and proper inventorying of the species in India is the need of the hour to save them. View More..

Manipur may soon have flying doctors, dispensaries

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   2:46 pm
Imphal, Nov 19 (IANS) Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah has disclosed that her proposal for flying doctors and dispensaries will be finalised by the Centre as soon as helicopter services were introduced in the state. View More..

Be clear about the allegation you want to make: Rijiju to Congress

    Updated On : Nov 17,2016   7:06 pm
Shillong, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday asked the Congress to be clear about the allegations it wants to make against the central government on the issue of demonetisation. View More..

Assam Regiment begin platinum jubilee in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Nov 15,2016   3:58 pm
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) The Assam Regiment, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, on Tuesday began its four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations at its regimental centre here in Meghalaya. View More..