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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Railway to introduce more trains for north-east links

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   3:16 pm
Agartala, Oct 28 (IANS) Three new trains will be introduced from November 12 to link important cities in the mountainous north-eastern region, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said on Friday. View More..

Pregnant mother, five children electrocuted in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   11:30 pm
Shillong, Oct 27 (IANS) A pregnant woman and her five children died of electrocution in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district on Thursday, an official said. View More..

Music-travel show 'The Dewarists' announce fifth season

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   5:42 pm
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) "The Dewarists 5.0", the fifth edition of "The Dewarists" -- partly a musical documentary and partly a travelogue -- will follow the journey of two artistes from completely different musical backgrounds, who will travel together to one destination in India and spend time dabbling with each other's music style. View More..

Goa festival to discuss ban on Pakistani artistes

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   5:30 pm
Panaji, Oct 25 (IANS) An upcoming arts and writers festival in Goa will discuss the issue involving the raucous demand for a ban on Pakistani artistes in India, an organiser of the festival said on Tuesday. View More..

Auto driver stabs woman to death at Gurgaon Metro station

    Updated On : Oct 24,2016   6:48 pm
Gurgaon, Oct 24 (IANS) A woman from Meghalaya was stabbed to death by an auto-rickshaw driver at a Metro station here on Monday, the local police said. View More..

Meghalaya CM calls for regulating border trade in north-east

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   9:36 pm
Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday called for regulating trade on the international border in northeast India. View More..

Akhtar and Kapoor keen to shoot more in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Oct 21,2016   9:18 pm
Umiam (Meghalaya), Oct 21 (IANS) Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Friday expressed their keenness to return to Meghalaya, which is also known as abode of clouds, to shoot more films. View More..

Young navy sailor dies in Kerala

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   6:00 pm
Thiruvananthpuram, Oct 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old sailor, posted at INS Zamorin at Indian Naval Academy, died on Wednesday, a statement said on Thursday. View More..

NH7 music festival to kick off in Meghalaya on Friday

    Updated On : Oct 20,2016   5:24 pm
Shillong, Oct 20 (IANS) Come Friday, and all roads in Meghalaya will lead to Madan Kurkalang in Bhoirymbong, Ri-Bhoi district for the seventh edition of Bacardi NH7 Weekender, one of the biggest music festivals in India. View More..

Quakes hits northeast India

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   11:30 pm
Agartala/Shillong, Oct 19 (IANS) A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit the India-Bangladesh border region along Meghalaya on Wednesday, and shook few other parts of northeast India. There was no report of major damage, officials said. View More..

Monsoon ends this week, record food output likely (Special to IANS)

    Updated On : Oct 19,2016   12:38 pm
A "normal" monsoon and adequate water in major reservoirs nationwide, coupled with more money to agriculture, have set the stage for a record agricultural output of 270 million tonnes -- 2 per cent in excess of the government's target -- for the kharif (summer) and rabi (winter) crops of 2016. View More..

Punjab Governor calls for self regulatory mechanism for media

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   3:26 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Monday called upon the media to develop a self-regulatory mechanism so as to project before the government the right picture of the issues relating to the people. View More..

Shillong celebrates Dylan's music, Nobel Prize

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   2:22 pm
Shillong, Oct 17 (IANS) Shillong, often described as "India's rock capital", is leading the way in honouring the American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. View More..

Congress suspends Meghalaya legislator

    Updated On : Oct 15,2016   12:03 am
Shillong, Oct 15 (IANS) Congress on Friday suspended Meghalaya legislator Pynshngian N Syiem from the primary membership of the party for anti-party activities. View More..

Football: Women's league prelims to start from Monday

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   4:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The preliminary round of the first women's league will start in Cuttack on Monday, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. View More..

Northeast sees deficient rainfall for second consecutive monsoon

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   12:30 pm
Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) The mountainous northeast of India, comprising eight states, has recorded deficient rainfall for the second consecutive monsoon season, and experts have red-flagged rapid urbanisation and deforestation as reasons for the fall in precipitation in the region. View More..

With 97% rain, India gets 'normal' monsoon after 3 years

    Updated On : Oct 13,2016   8:10 pm
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) With India receiving 97 per cent rainfall between June and September, the monsoon was "normal" this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. View More..

No Information Commission has published 2015-16 annual report: INGO

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   5:40 pm
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) None of the country's Information Commissions that follow the financial year reporting cycle have published annual reports for 2015-16 period, an international NGO said on Monday. View More..

Top militant leader surrenders in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Oct 07,2016   6:54 pm
Williamnagar (Meghalaya), Oct 7 (IANS) The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) suffered a major setback to the leadership in Meghalaya after the number two man in the outlawed outfit surrendered on Friday. View More..

Court attack: Gauhati HC Chief Justice visits Mizoram

    Updated On : Oct 05,2016   6:14 pm
Aizawl, Oct 5 (IANS) Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh on Wednesday visited Mizoram in the wake of a mob attack at Lunglei court and subsequent withdrawal of all judges from there, an official said. View More..