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Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The 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.
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Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections About Meghalaya Elections The Main Political Parties in Meghalaya
Administration of Meghalaya Constituencies In Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly Elections
List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya List of Governors of Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya
Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 Latest News And Update PCs and ACs Elections Results of Meghalaya
Rajya Sabha Members from Meghalaya Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya

Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyNationalist Congress Party
Chief MinisterMukul Sangma
GovernorKrishan Kant Paul(Aditional Charge of Uttarakhand and Manipur)
Chief Electoral OfficerPrashant Naik
AddressOffice of the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya Additional Secretariat, Room No 412 Meghalaya, Shillong

About 55,423 voters are newly enrolled, among which 29,519 are male and 25,904 are female. This is the first time when the VVPAT or Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail will be used in Meghalaya (only Tura constituency), Mizoram, and Nagaland. Three tribes that play an important role in Meghalaya's politics are Garo, Jaintia, and Khasi.

Purno A. Sangma, the former Lok Sabha speaker, has not only formed his own party, the NPP, but has also announced to contest the Tura parliamentary constituency. He is meeting many non-Congress parties to garner support in his favor. The BJP is trying tooth and nail to improve its tally not only in Meghalaya but in the entire Northeast. In fact, to this end the party has forged an alliance with P.A. Sangma’s NPP. The BJP will support him from the Tura constituency, from where Sangma’s daughter Agatha Sangma is the sitting MP. The INC is heading an alliance with another important partner, the United Democratic Party (UDP).

According to India TV survey 2014, both the INC and the NPP will win one parliamentary constituency each from Meghalaya. The Lok Sabha election in Meghalaya will be held on 9 April 2014.

About Meghalaya Elections

Meghalaya, 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.

Meghalaya has a unicameral legislature as it has only one house of the state legislative assembly also called the Vidhan Sabha. The members to the 60 seat Legislative Assembly are elected through direct elections every five years. In the Indian parliament, the state has two Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat. There is reservation for the ethnic tribal communities in the Parliamentary and State Assembly constituencies.

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 Parties

The main political parties in the state are
  • The Indian National Congress (INC)
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
  • Communist Party of India
  • Garo National Council
  • Hill States People's Democratic Party (HSPDP)
  • Meghalaya Democratic Party (MDP)
  • Meghalaya Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
  • United Democratic Party (Meghalaya) UDP
  • Khun Hynniewtrep National awakening Movement (KHNAM)

Administration of Meghalaya

The 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.

Constituencies In Meghalaya

Meghalaya has 60 State assembly constituencies out of which 55 are reserved for the scheduled tribes. The Jaintia and Khasi hill division has 36 constituencies and the Garo hill division has 24 constituencies. Each division has one parliamentary constituency. Shillong (Jaintia and Khasi hill division) and Tura (Garo hill division) are the parliamentary constituencies.

Some of the State Assembly constituencies in the Shillong Parliamentary constituencies are Nartiang, Jowai, Raliang, Mowkaiaw, Amlare, Umroi, East Shillong, North Shillong, Mylliem, Nongkrem, Shella,Pynursla, Sohra, Ranikor, and Mawphlang.

Some of the State Assembly constituencies in the Tura Parliamentary constituency are Kharkutta, Mendipathar, Ampati, Songsak, Rongara-Siju, Dalu, Baghmara, Phulbari, Dalu, Salmanpara, Rajabala, Selsella, Rangsakona, and Chokpot.

State Legislative Assembly Elections

The last State Assembly elections in the state were held in a single phase on 3 March, 2008. Electronic Voting machines were used in the elections and the results were declared within a day of counting of the votes. The voter turnout for the last assembly election was 88%.

No party had a clear majority in the elections .The ruling INC won 25 seats. The NCP won 14 seats and the UDP won 11. The INC was initially asked to form the government as it had won the largest number of seats. The incumbent CM D D Lapang was invited to form a government. However, this government did not last. The NCP and the UDP along with some other parties such as BJP and HSPDP formed an alliance called the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) and this coalition came to power for a year with Dr Donkupar Roy as the CM. The alliance broke up in 2009 and the INC led Meghalaya United Alliance formed the government; D D Lapang became the CM but resigned in 2010.

Currently Dr Mukul Sangma of the INC is the Chief Minister. The Speaker of the 8th Meghalaya Legislative assembly is Mr. Charles Pyngrope, the Deputy Speaker is Mr. Sanbhor Sullai, and the Leader of the Opposition is Mr. Conrad Sangma of the NCP.

List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya

Sr. NoName of Chief MinistersFromToParty
1Mukul SangmaApr 20, 2010PresentINC
2D.D. LapangMay 13, 2009Apr 19, 2010INC
3President's ruleMar 18, 2009May 12, 2009 
4Donkupar RoyMar 19, 2008Mar 18, 2009UDP
5D.D. LapangMar 4, 2008Mar 19, 2008INC
6D.D. LapangMar 10, 2007Mar 4, 2008INC
7J. D. RymbaiJun 15, 2006Mar 10, 2007INC
8D.D. LapangMar 4, 2003Jun 15, 2006INC
9Flinder Anderson KhonglamDec 8, 2001Mar 4, 2003IND
10E.K. MawlongMar 8, 2000Dec 8, 2001UDP
11B.B. LyngdohMar 10, 1998Mar 8, 2000UDP
12S.C. MarakFeb 27, 1998Mar 10, 1998INC
13S.C. MarakFeb 19, 1993Feb 27, 1998INC
14D.D. LapangFeb 5, 1992Feb 19, 1993INC
15President's ruleOct 11, 1991Feb 5, 1992 
16B.B. LyngdohMar 26, 1990Oct 10, 1991HPU
17P.A. SangmaFeb 6, 1988Mar 25, 1990INC
18W.A. SangmaApr 2, 1983Feb 5, 1988INC
19B.B. LyngdohMar 2, 1983Mar 31, 1983APHLC
20W.A. SangmaMay 7, 1981Feb 24, 1983INC
21B.B. LyngdohMay 7, 1979May 7, 1981APHLC
22Darwin Diengdoh PughFeb 21, 1979May 6, 1979APHLC
23Darwin Diengdoh PughMar 10, 1978Feb 21, 1979APHLC
24W.A. SangmaNov 22, 1976Mar 3, 1978INC
25W.A. SangmaMar 18, 1973Nov 21, 1976APHLC
26W.A. SangmaJul 21, 1972Mar 18, 1973APHLC
27Williamson A. Sangma (state becomes autonomous)Apr 2, 1970Jul 21, 1972APHLC

List of Governors of Meghalaya

Sr. NoName of GovernorsFromTo
1Krishan Kant PaulJun 06, 2015Present
2Ranjit Shekhar MooshaharyJul 1, 2008Jun 06, 2015
3Shivinder Singh Sidhu29 October, 200730 June, 2008
4Banwari Lal JoshiApr 12, 200728 October, 2007
5M. M. Jacob19 June, 199511 April, 2007
6Madhukar Dighe9 May, 199018 June, 1995
7Abubakar Abdul RahimJul 27, 19898 May, 1990
8Harideo Joshi11 May, 198926 July, 1989
9Bhishma Narain Singh16 April, 198410 May, 1989
10Triveni Sahai Misra29 March, 198415 April, 1984
11Prakash Chandra MehrotraAug 11, 198128 March, 1984
12Lallan Prasad SinghSeptember 1973Aug 10, 1981
13Braj Kumar Nehru1 April, 1970September. 1973

Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Commerce & Industries Department - Finance Department - Mining & Geology Department - Personnel & A.R. Department - Planning Department - Tourism DepartmentMukul M. Sangma
Deputy Chief Minister, Elections Department - Home (Passport) Department - Law Department - Soil & Water Conservation Department - Water Resources DepartmentRowell Lyngdoh
Deputy Chief Minister, School Education and Literacy, Higher and Technical Education, Re-organization, Public Health Engineering Department - Revenue & Disaster Management DepartmentRoytre Christopher Laloo
Cooperation Department - District Council Affairs Department - General Administration Department - Transport DepartmentH. Donkupar R. Lyngdoh
Border Areas Development Department - Community & Rural Development Department - Forests & Environment Department - Parliamentary Affairs DepartmentPrestone Tynsong
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department - Printing & Stationery Department - Secretariat Administration Department - Social Welfare DepartmentDeborah C Marak
Health & Family Welfare Department - Information & Public Relations Department - Information Technology DepartmentAlexander Laloo Hek
Home (Jails) Department - Home (Police) DepartmentRoshan Warjri
Housing Department - Sericulture & Weaving Department - Sports & Youth Affairs DepartmentZenith M. Sangma
Labour Department - Urban Affairs DepartmentMazel Ampareen Lyngdoh
Arts & Culture Department - Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department - Power DepartmentClement Marak
Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards) Department - Legal Metrology DepartmentSniawbhalang Dhar

Rajya Sabha Members from Meghalaya

Smt. Wansuk SyiemIndian National Congress13/04/2014 to 12/04/2020

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya

Prashant Naik is the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Meghalaya and also the Principal Secretary to the Government, Elections Department.

Office address: Additional Secretariat, Room No 412 Meghalaya, Shillong
Phone No: 0364-2225935
Fax: 0364-2220202
Email: <>

Meghalaya Latest News And Updates

Meghalaya on railways' map
February 26, 2015 03:53 PM
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said that Meghalaya has joined the railway network and Arunachal Pradesh has been linked with the national capital. "We are committed to provide rail connectivity to northeastern states and Meghalaya has been finally brought on the railways' map," the minister said in his budget speech in the Lok Sabha. "Arunachal Pradesh has been finally connected to Delhi," he said. In 2014, the central government flagged off the first passenger train service in Meghalaya connecting Mendipathar in the state with Guwahati in Assam. A project to convert the Bhairabi-Sairang track in Mizoram into broad gauge was also initiated. Source: IANS
New institution to replace Brahmaputra Board: Uma Bharti
February 12, 2015 10:37 AM
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said a new institution will replace the 34-year-old Brahmaputra Board to take up integrated water resource planning and management in the Brahmaputra basin. Bharti made this announcement after chairing the seventh and last meeting of the board's High Powered Review Board in the Meghalaya capital. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, and water resources ministers of the northeastern states were also present. "I can declare with a firm conviction that today is the last meeting of the Brahmaputra Board. The next meeting will be held under a new name and concept. It (board) would reincarnate with a new name and concept in which the views of every state will be incorporated," Bharti told journalists. Source: IANS
Modi greets Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur on statehood day
January 21, 2015 01:56 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur on their statehood day. Greeting the people of Meghalaya, Modi said: "My dear sisters and brothers of Meghalaya, my greetings on your statehood day. I extend my best wishes for Meghalaya's development journey." "During my recent visit to the north-east, I was fortunate to have inaugurated the first train that brought Meghalaya on India's railway map. This will add tremendous impetus to Meghalaya's progress," he added. The prime minister also said that he was "committed to leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the dreams of Meghalaya's youngsters are fulfilled and they get opportunities to shine". Extending warm greetings to the citizens of Tripura, Modi said: "I have very fond memories of my visit to Tripura in December last year. I will always remember your warm nature and the excellent hospitality." Source: IANS
160 northeast youths to join Delhi Police: Rijiju
December 30, 2014 04:53 PM
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday announced that 160 youths from northeast states would be inducted into Delhi Police. Rijiju made the announcement while attending a meeting with senior officials at Delhi Police headquarters, considering the increasing number of racial attacks against people from northeastern states in Delhi. Rijiju said that 10 male and 10 female police officers will be inducted in Delhi Police from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. At pPresent, only 39 policemen from northeastern states are serving with Delhi Police. Of these policemen, 10 are Indian Police Service officers while the rest are either constables, head constables or inspectors. Source: IANS
Centre to hold meeting of NE chief ministers on terror: Rijiju
December 20, 2014 09:52 AM
The central government would soon hold a meeting with all chief ministers of the eight northeastern states to discuss the security threat by jihadi groups, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijju said in Shillong on Friday. "The issue (security threat) is serious and a meeting with chief ministers of the states from the (northeast) region will be convened soon to discuss and take strategic decisions," Rijiju said. He was speaking to journalists after inspecting the India-Bangladesh border in the Dawki sector in Meghalaya. "In that meeting, strategic decision will be taken on the law and order front as well as security aspect of the whole region," he said while refusing to divulge details about the spread of terror modules in the region. Source: IANS

Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Meghalaya Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Meghalaya 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofMeghalaya with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Shillong WinnerVincent H Pala
Runner upPrechard B. M. Basaiawmoit
Tura WinnerPurno Agitok Sangma *
Runner upDaryl William Cheran Momin

Last Updated on January 8, 2015

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