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

Art of Living doesn't act for government agencies: Ravi Shankar

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   8:28 pm
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday claimed that the two arrested volunteers of Art of Living were authorised by the Indian government to open peace parleys with it in Bangladesh. But Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said his organisation has "never acted on behalf of government agencies". View More..

TN has highest number of women entrepreneurs: Report

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   5:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India, followed by Kerala and West Bengal, reveals a new report. View More..

Meghalaya's revenue collection under GST could not be assessed: Sangma

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   12:06 pm
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said the collection of revenue under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Meghalaya could not be assessed properly due to the incapability of the system being put in place. View More..

Two Art of Living members held in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Nov 22,2017   3:20 am
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Two members of the Art of Living foundation were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said. View More..

Two held in Meghalaya for trying to meet banned outfit's members

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   11:32 pm
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Tripura journalist shot dead by trooper, anger in northeast

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   7:58 pm
Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) A journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. View More..

Millennial voters to be enrolled for 2018 Meghalaya polls

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   7:24 pm
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department is targeting to register millennial voters and has sought the cooperation of political parties in the enrolment of more voters ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   7:06 pm
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors' and Publishers' Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura. View More..

IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   6:58 pm
Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Tuesday reviewed the security scenario in the northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command. View More..

Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   7:40 pm
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. View More..

India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   6:58 pm
Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said. View More..

NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

    Updated On : Nov 19,2017   4:04 pm
Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the "Finance Secretary" of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Indian Army to conduct joint exercise with Myanmar

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   6:38 pm
Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 18 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on Saturday. View More..

Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales

    Updated On : Nov 18,2017   11:50 am
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners. View More..

EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   9:40 pm
Agartala, Nov 17 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. View More..

Meghalaya legislator withdraw support to Congress government

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   11:26 pm
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Independent legislator Robinus Syngkon on Thursday withdrawn support to the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government ahead of the assembly elections next year. View More..

Committee scraps tender, calls new bids for Meghalaya assembly construction

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   9:12 pm
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) An eight-member committee headed by Meghalaya assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Thursday scrapped a tender for the construction of a new assembly building to replace the 125-year-old building which was reduced to ashes 16 years ago. View More..

Top Meghalaya hospital denies issuing advisory against non-veg food items

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   7:54 pm
Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) The government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Thursday denied issuing any advisory to stop non-vegetarian food items in the hospital. View More..

Why stop non-veg food sale at hospital, asks Meghalaya party

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   9:46 pm
Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday voiced concern at "stopping" of sale of non-vegetarian food at the government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). View More..

Garos threaten massive agitation for 'Garoland'

    Updated On : Nov 15,2017   8:46 pm
Tura (Meghalaya), Nov 15 (IANS) The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Wednesday threatened to launch a "massive democratic agitation" to put pressure on the central and state governments to set up a Garoland, to be carved out of Garo areas in Assam and Meghalaya. View More..