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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CBI to probe Assam's coal scam

    Updated On : Jul 15,2018   10:56 pm
Guwahati, July 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday directed senior state officials to take necessary steps for handing over the multi-crore Barak Valley coal scam to the CBI. View More..

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    Updated On : Jul 14,2018   5:14 pm
Toronto, July 14 (IANS) One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found. View More..

Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

    Updated On : Jul 14,2018   12:40 am
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border Security Force K.K. Sharma said on Friday. View More..

Rajnath assures Centre's assistance for border development programme

    Updated On : Jul 12,2018   6:16 pm
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday emphasised the need to improve social and economic infrastructure for people residing along the international borders so that they continue to live in their villages, and assured that Centre would "continue to provide assistance to states" to strengthen activities under Border Area Development Programme (BADP). View More..

Rajnath reviews border area development programme

    Updated On : Jul 12,2018   4:12 pm
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said. View More..

NE Governors, CMs disapprove Centre's decision to stop new schemes

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   9:20 pm
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Governors and Chief Ministers of the northeastern states have expressed their disapproval of the Central government's decision to put on hold new schemes funded through the North Eastern Council (NEC). View More..

Petrol bomb attack on MPSC office in Shillong

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   11:44 am
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Unidentified persons hurled a petrol bomb at the office of the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) here on Tuesday, police said. View More..

Review decision to put NEC-sanctioned projects on hold, demand northeastern CMs

    Updated On : Jul 10,2018   12:00 am
Shillong, July 9 (IANS) Chief Ministers of the northeastern states on Monday appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhto review the recent decision to put on hold developmental projects sanctioned by North Eastern Council (NEC), the regional planning body, to meet the development needs of the region. View More..

Rajnath Singh to chair NEC meet in Shillong on Monday

    Updated On : Jul 08,2018   8:10 pm
Shillong, July 8 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body of eight northeastern states, here on Monday, an official said. View More..

Modi condoles death of M.M. Jacob

    Updated On : Jul 08,2018   4:14 pm
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the demise of former Meghalaya Governor M.M. Jacob, underlining how Jacob worked extensively for the development of Kerala. View More..

Senior Congress leader M.M. Jacob dead

    Updated On : Jul 08,2018   11:18 am
Kottayam (Kerala) July 8 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Meghalaya Governor M.M. Jacob died at a private hospital near here on Sunday, family sources said. View More..

'Big 500' corporates account for 90% CSR spend: Survey

    Updated On : Jul 04,2018   6:08 pm
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) The 'big 500' companies in India contribute the lion's share of more than 90 per cent of the total Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spends in India, and just 20 top corporations account for over 45 per cent, a new survey revealed on Wednesday. View More..

Modi government committed to fast track development in NE: Jitendra Singh

    Updated On : Jul 03,2018   10:48 pm
Jowai (Meghalaya), July 3 (IANS) Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Tuesday reiterated the Narendra Modi government's commitment to ensure fast-track development in the eight northeastern states. View More..

Rahul rejigs party's northeast committee, Manmohan made patron

    Updated On : Jul 03,2018   5:22 pm
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reconstituted the partys North East Coordination Congress Committee (NECCC) with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as its patron. View More..

Agatha Sangma vacates Meghalaya Assembly seat for CM

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   9:14 pm
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) legislator Agatha Sangma on Monday resigned as the member of Meghalaya Assembly, paving the way for Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to contest the by-election and continue in the post. View More..

Rajnath to chair NEC meet in Shillong on July 9

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   9:04 pm
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair here from July 9 the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body of eight northeastern states, an official said on Monday. View More..

Delhi to remain dry this week, mercury on rise

    Updated On : Jul 02,2018   7:20 pm
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Even as the Met has declared the arrival of monsoon here, the national capital and surrounding regions will remain dry with only drizzles in isolated areas till Saturday. View More..

Women drivers to debut at National Racing Championship

    Updated On : Jul 01,2018   9:54 pm
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) For the first time in the history of JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship, women professional racers will feature in the competition, starting July 7 in Coimbatore. View More..

Amit Shah arrives in Manipur to set tone for 2019 polls

    Updated On : Jun 30,2018   11:18 pm
Imphal, June 30 (IANS) As part of the exercise to prepare strategy for the parliamentary elections next year, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in the city. He will hold meetings with the BJP chief ministers of the northeastern states. View More..

Mentally challenged man kills woman in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Jun 30,2018   12:30 am
Shillong, June 30 (IANS) A mentally challenged man shot dead a 65-year-old woman in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, police said on Friday. View More..