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Meghalaya Election 2018 – Updates and Results
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018 Live Update
- 06.14 PM : In Meghalaya, voter percentage of 67% has been recorded.
- 05.39 PM : Balloting has ended in Meghalaya. People, however, are still standing in the queue. 50% voter turnout has been recorded.
- 04.55 PM : According to CEO in Meghalaya, 50% of voter turnout has been recorded by 4 PM.
- 04.19 PM : Donwa Dethwelson Lapang, the ex-Meghalaya CM, has cast the vote at a polling station in Pahamlapong.
- 04.13 PM : 46.83% of voter turnout has been recorded in Meghalaya by 3.30 PM.
- 03.39 PM : 35% of voter turnout has been recorded in Meghalaya.
- 03.07 PM : Mukul Sangma has cast his vote at a polling booth in Meghalaya.
- 02.00 PM : Meghalaya BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh, has cast his vote.
- 01.43 PM : 28.5 percent polling recorded till 1 PM in Meghalaya.
- 12.24 PM : Mukul Sangama, Meghalaya's CM, has been standing in a queue at an Ampati's polling station to cast his vote. The CM is contesting the polls from Ampati as well as Songsak constituency.
- 12.24 PM : In Meghalaya, a total of 370 candidates are contesting the elections. Out of those 7% have criminal charges and 6 % have serious criminal charges filed against them.
- 12.02 PM : 41% voter turnout has been recorded in Meghalaya by 11 AM.
- 11.16 AM : Ganga Prasad, the governor of Meghalaya, has cast his vote in North Shillong's Oakland A4 polling booth.
- 10.04 AM : 22 percent voting was recorded in Meghalaya till 9:30 am.
- 09.25 AM : EVM failures have been reported in various polling stations in Salmanpara and South Tura.
- 07.52 AM : PM Modi has urged the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to vote in large numbers through his tweet.
- 07.27 AM : Polling is being held in 59 constituencies of Meghalaya. Polling in Williamnagar has been postponed due to the killing of one of the candidates, Jonathone N Sangma.
- 07.23 AM : The number of electorate which Meghalaya has is 18,44,785, including 9,29,314 female voters and 9,12,849 male voters, with 89,045 from among the age group between eighteen to nineteen.
- 07.04 AM : Voting beguins in Meghalaya.
Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections
|Ruling Party||Indian National Congress|
|Opposition Party||United Democratic Party (UDP)|
|Chief Minister||Mukul Sangma|
|Chief Electoral Officer||F. R. Kharkongor|
|CEO's Address||Commissioner & Secretary to the Government, Elections Department & Chief Electoral Officer, Additional Secretariat, Room No 105 Meghalaya, Shillong|
Meghalaya Election 2018 DatesAs announced by the Election Commission of India, below is the schedule of Meghalaya Vidhan Sabha Election 2018:
|2||Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||31.01.2018 (WED)|
|3||Last Date of Nominations||07.02.2018 (WED)|
|4||Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||08.02.2018 (THU)|
|5||Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||12.02.2018 (MON)|
|6||Date of Polling||27.02.2018 (TUE)|
|7||Date of Counting||03.03.2018 (SAT)|
Elections in MeghalayaMeghalaya, a landlocked hilly state in the north east was originally a part of the state of Assam, consisting of the Garo Hills district and the United Jaintia and Khasi Hill district in the state of Assam. In 1970, it became a state consisting of these districts within Assam after the Assam Reorganization act was passed in 1969. From the year 1957 to 1971, Meghalaya was represented in the Lok Sabha as an autonomous district of Assam. Meghalaya became a full-fledged state of the Indian union on 21st January 1972. The state has two divisions and seven districts.
In addition to the state assembly and the Lok Sabha, elections are also held for the three autonomous district councils in the state. These are the Garo hills autonomous District council, the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council, and the Khasi hills Autonomous District Council.
The state has held regular elections since the date of its formation. The first elected Chief Minister of the state was Shri W A Sangma. He was elected uncontested from Siju constituency in 1972. Other prominent politicians of the state are Shri P A Sangma, the former speaker of the Lok Sabha. Agatha Sangma, his daughter, is the member of the 15th Lok Sabha and a Union Minister of State for Rural Development.
The Main Political PartiesSome main political parties in the state are :
|The Indian National Congress (INC)||The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)|
|Garo National Council||Nationalist Congress Party||Janata Dal (United)|
|National People's Party||United Democratic Party||Hill State People's Democratic Party|
|North East Social Democratic Party||Meghalaya Democratic Party|
Administration of MeghalayaThe legislature of Meghalaya is unicameral in nature, having 60 assembly seats. The state sends two elected representative to the Lok Sabha and one to the Rajya Sabha. The apex court of the state is the Meghalaya High Court. Prior to March 2013, Meghalaya was under the jurisdiction of the Gauhati High Court. As per the sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India, there are three ADCs or Autonomous District Councils in the state: Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council, Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, and Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council. A strong Panchayati Raj exists in the state for administering the local areas.
State Legislative Assembly ElectionsThe last State Assembly elections in the state were held on 23 February 2013. Electronic Voting machines were used in the elections and the results were declared on 28 February. The voter turnout for the last assembly election was 88%.
No party had a clear majority in the elections. The ruling INC won 29 seats, falling just 2 seats short of forming the majority. The party also registered an increase in the number of seats from the last elections held in 2008. The NCP won just 2 seats and the UDP won 8. Rest of the seats were won by 13 independent contestants and 10 from 5 other parties.
Currently, Dr Mukul Sangma of the INC is the Chief Minister. The Speaker of the 8th Meghalaya Legislative assembly is Mr. A.T. Mondal , the Deputy Speaker is Mr. Sanbor Shullai, and the Leader of the Opposition is Dr Donkupar Roy of the UDP. The current assembly dissolves on March 06, 2018 & therefore, Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018 will supposedly be held on Feb-March 2018.
List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Mukul Sangma||Apr 20, 2010||Present||INC|
|2||D.D. Lapang||May 13, 2009||Apr 19, 2010||INC|
|3||President's rule||Mar 18, 2009||May 12, 2009|
|4||Donkupar Roy||Mar 19, 2008||Mar 18, 2009||UDP|
|5||D.D. Lapang||Mar 4, 2008||Mar 19, 2008||INC|
|6||D.D. Lapang||Mar 10, 2007||Mar 4, 2008||INC|
|7||J. D. Rymbai||Jun 15, 2006||Mar 10, 2007||INC|
|8||D.D. Lapang||Mar 4, 2003||Jun 15, 2006||INC|
|9||Flinder Anderson Khonglam||Dec 8, 2001||Mar 4, 2003||IND|
|10||E.K. Mawlong||Mar 8, 2000||Dec 8, 2001||UDP|
|11||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 10, 1998||Mar 8, 2000||UDP|
|12||S.C. Marak||Feb 27, 1998||Mar 10, 1998||INC|
|13||S.C. Marak||Feb 19, 1993||Feb 27, 1998||INC|
|14||D.D. Lapang||Feb 5, 1992||Feb 19, 1993||INC|
|15||President's rule||Oct 11, 1991||Feb 5, 1992|
|16||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 26, 1990||Oct 10, 1991||HPU|
|17||P.A. Sangma||Feb 6, 1988||Mar 25, 1990||INC|
|18||W.A. Sangma||Apr 2, 1983||Feb 5, 1988||INC|
|19||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 2, 1983||Mar 31, 1983||APHLC|
|20||W.A. Sangma||May 7, 1981||Feb 24, 1983||INC|
|21||B.B. Lyngdoh||May 7, 1979||May 7, 1981||APHLC|
|22||Darwin Diengdoh Pugh||Feb 21, 1979||May 6, 1979||APHLC|
|23||Darwin Diengdoh Pugh||Mar 10, 1978||Feb 21, 1979||APHLC|
|24||W.A. Sangma||Nov 22, 1976||Mar 3, 1978||INC|
|25||W.A. Sangma||Mar 18, 1973||Nov 21, 1976||APHLC|
|26||W.A. Sangma||Jul 21, 1972||Mar 18, 1973||APHLC|
|27||Williamson A. Sangma (state becomes autonomous)||Apr 2, 1970||Jul 21, 1972||APHLC|
List of Governors of Meghalaya
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Ganga Prasad||5 October 2017||Incumbent|
|2||Banwarilal Purohit||27 January 2017||5 October 2017|
|3||V. Shanmuganathan||20 May 2015||27 January 2017 (Resigned) |
|4||Keshari Nath Tripathi||6 January 2015||19 May 2015|
|5||Krishan Kant Paul||1 July 2013||6 January 2015|
|6||Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary||1 July 2008||30 June 2013|
|7||Shivinder Singh Sidhu||29 October 2007||30 June 2008|
|8||Banwari Lal Joshi||12 April 2007||28 October 2007|
|9||M. M. Jacob||19 June 1995||11 April 2007|
|10||Madhukar Dighe||9 May 1990||18 June 1995|
|11||Abubakar Abdul Rahim||27 July 1989||8 May 1990|
|12||Harideo Joshi||11 May 1989||26 July 1989|
|13||Bhishma Narain Singh||16 April 1984||10 May 1989|
|14||Tribeni Sahai Misra||29 March 1984||15 April 1984|
|15||Prakash Chandra Mehrotra||11 August 1981||28 March 1984|
|16||Lallan Prasad Singh||19 September 1973||10 August 1981|
|17||Braj Kumar Nehru||1 April 1970||18 September 1973|
Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya
|S.No.||Name of Minsiter||Ministries|
|1||Mukul Sangma||Commerce & Industries Department - Agriculture Department - Finance Department - Mining & Geology Department - Personnel & A.R. Department - Planning Department - Tourism Department|
|2||Roytre Christopher Laloo||Science and Technology, Elections Department - Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department - Home (Passport) Department - Revenue & Disaster Management Department|
|3||H. Donkupar R. Lyngdoh||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department - Home (Police) Department - Transport DepartmentAnimal Husbandry and Veterinary Department - Home (Police) Department - Transport Department|
|4||Deborah C Marak||School Education and Literacy - Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards) Department - Secretariat Administration Department|
|5||Zenith M. Sangma||Taxation,Excise - Housing Department - Sports & Youth Affairs Department|
|6||Roshan Warjri||Higher and Technical Education - Cooperation Department - Health & Family Welfare Department - Law Department|
|7||Clement Marak||Forests & Environment Department - Sericulture & Weaving Department - Social Welfare Department|
|8||Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh||Information & Public Relations Department - Labour Department - Information Technology and Communication Department|
|9||Martin M. Danggo||PWD(Roads),Stamp and Registration - Parliamentary Affairs Department|
|10||Ronnie V. Lyngdoh||Arts & Culture Department - Soil & Water Conservation Department - Urban Affairs Department|
|11||Celestine Lyngdoh||Printing & Stationery Department - Public Health Engineering Department|
Rajya Sabha Members from Meghalaya
|Smt. Wansuk Syiem||Indian National Congress||13/04/2014 to 12/04/2020|
Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014The Indian National Congress(INC) and National's Peoples Party (NPP) won one seat each in the Meghalaya Lok Sabha polls. Established in 1972, Meghalaya has only two parliamentary constituencies in the Lok Sabha.
Headed by the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and ruled by Indian National Congress (INC), Manipur has many major political parties such as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), INC, Communist Party of India (CPI), Meghalaya Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) etc. These political parties tried their campaign strategies in the state as the even the two constituencies can help in grabbing a position in the north east. The opinion polls suggested that NCP and INC will win a seat each.
Meghalaya is a small state in the North Eastern region of India. It was earlier a part of Assam and was established as a seperate state in Jan 1972. Meghalaya has two parliamentary constituencies: Shillong and Tura. The Indian National Congress (INC), the National Peoples’ Party (NPP), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the major parties here. The total number of voters, as per latest available data, is 15,53,028, among which 7,83,270 are male and 7,83,270 are female.
Meghalaya Lok Sabha ElectionThe Lok Sabha Elections held in Meghalaya are listed below.
|Year||Lok Sabha Election||Winning Party/Coalition|
|2014||Sixteenth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|2009||Fifteenth Lok Sabha||United Progressive Alliance|
|2004||Fourteenth Lok Sabha||United Progressive Alliance|
|1999||Thirteenth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1998||Twelfth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1996||Eleventh Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1991||Tenth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1989||Ninth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1984||Eighth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1980||Seventh Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1977||Sixth Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|
|1971||Fifth Lok Sabha||Independent|
|1967||Fourth Lok Sabha||Independent|
|1962||Third Lok Sabha||Independent|
|1957||Second Lok Sabha||Independent|
|1952||First Lok Sabha||Indian National Congress|