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

Shira elected Meghalaya Deputy Speaker

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   7:26 pm
Shillong, March 21 (IANS) Senior legislator of the ruling National People's Party Timothy Dalbot Shira on Wednesday was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly. View More..

India to fortify vigil along Bangladesh borders

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   5:46 pm
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) India will strengthen vigilance along the Bangladesh border to stop infiltration and border crimes, besides preventing inimical activities, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Wednesday. View More..

Eight injured in Meghalaya cylinder blast

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   12:00 am
Tura (Meghalaya), March 20 (IANS) At least eight persons were injured after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district on Monday, police said. View More..

RTI activist murdered in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   9:24 pm
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Prominent Right to Information activist Poipynhun Majaw, who exposed misappropriation of public funds in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) in Meghalaya, has been murdered, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Will talk to militants if they give up arms: Meghalaya CM

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   8:54 pm
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said the government will hold talks only with rebel groups which give up arms. View More..

Jaitley voices concern financial deficit states of Northeast

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   12:20 am
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Voicing concern on the financial deficit states of the northeast, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the Central government will extend full support to reverse the situation in the region, an official statement said on Sunday View More..

Meghalaya CM calls on Modi, seeks central support

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   8:40 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time after unseating the Congress in the February 27 assembly elections. View More..

Congress attacks Meghalaya Governor for Hindi address

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   8:32 pm
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad, who scripted history by being the first to address the state Assembly in Hindi on Friday, was criticized by Congress members. View More..

Mukul Sangma resigns from traditional seat

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   8:06 pm
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who was elected from both the Ampati and Songsak assembly constituencies in last month's elections, on Friday resigned from the former. View More..

Congrad Sangma government will lay new benchmark for development: Governor

    Updated On : Mar 16,2018   7:00 pm
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad on Friday said that the state's new Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government headed by Conrad Sangma will embark on many initiatives and programmes in the coming years that will set a new benchmark for development. View More..

Gorakhpur, Phulpur results may set opposition template for 2019 polls (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   9:18 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The shocking defeat of the BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary bypolls has raised the morale of the opposition parties, set a successful template for them for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and sent out a message that the BJP will not find the going easy in crucial Assembly polls in four major states this year. View More..

8 out of 12 Meghalaya ministers 'crorepatis'

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   9:06 pm
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Eight out of the 12 ministers in the newly-formed government in Meghalaya are 'crorepatis' (having assets worth more than Rs 1 crore) with average assets of the whole cabinet estimated to be Rs 13.07 crore, a study has revealed. View More..

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma wins floor test

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   7:14 pm
Shillong, March 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, heading the six-party non-Congress government, on Monday won the floor test in the assembly by a voice vote. View More..

Roy elected Meghalaya Assembly Speaker

    Updated On : Mar 12,2018   6:08 pm
Shillong, March 12 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government was on Monday elected Speaker of the Meghalaya Assembly. View More..

Eight GNLA rebels to surrender in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   8:36 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), March 11 (IANS) As many as eight rebels of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) are set to surrender before Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma on Monday, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to seek trust vote on Monday

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   7:54 pm
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will face a floor test at a special session of the Assembly on Monday to prove his majority, officials said on Sunday. View More..

Bangladesh President winds up visit to northeast

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   5:22 pm
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid on Saturday wound up his visit to India's northeast on a nostalgic note. View More..

BJP's politics of dualism could easily backfire (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   11:10 am
The Shakespearean phrase "fair is foul, foul is fair" can be one way of describing the contradictory nature of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) policies in different parts of the country. View More..

Bangladesh President visits site of Liberation War

    Updated On : Mar 09,2018   8:58 pm
Shillong, March 9 (IANS) Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Friday visited Balat, a border town in Meghalaya where he set up a camp for Bangladeshi youths taking part in the Liberation War in 1971. View More..

National conference of legislators: To focus on development

    Updated On : Mar 09,2018   5:22 pm
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A two-day national conference of legislators, focusing on developmental issues, will start in the national capital on Saturday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday. View More..