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Elections in Meghalaya (ML) - 2014 Results


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 General Elections 2014 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 General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyNationalist Congress Party
Chief MinisterMukul Sangma
GovernorKrishan Kant Paul(Additional Charge of Nagaland)
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
1K. K. PaulJul 1, 2013Present
2Ranjit Shekhar MooshaharyJul 1, 2008Jun 30, 2013
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


NamePartyTerm
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: <>ceomeghalaya@gmail.com
Website: http://ceomeghalaya.nic.in

Meghalaya Latest News And Update

Northeast CMs' meet to decide roadmap for development
August 18, 2014 04:21 PM
DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern states in Guwahati Aug 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region, an official said. This would be the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) minister's first meeting with the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim. Source: IANS
Meghalaya Congress leaders tell Sonia about dissent
August 06, 2014 09:50 AM
Two Congress legislators from Meghalaya met party chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and apprised her about the growing dissent within the party in the state. Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee chief D.D. Lapang and Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong drove to Sonia Gandhi's house and also expressed displeasure at the style of functioning of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.   Source: IANS
Meghalaya CM seeks Modi's intervention on coal mining ban
August 01, 2014 09:52 AM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invoke a provision of the Sixth Schedule so that central laws relating to mining are repealed following the National Green Tribunal's ban on rat-hole coal mining in the state. "Invoke paragraph 12A (b) of the Sixth Schedule so that application of central laws relating to mining may be rescinded through a presidential notification. Thereafter, the state legislature shall make appropriate legislation to regulate mining in the state in accordance with the Meghalaya Mines and Minerals Policy, 2012," Sangma said in a letter to Modi.   Source: IANS
Meghalaya told not to hold talks with Garo outfit
July 11, 2014 12:18 PM
The central government has directed Meghalaya not to hold talks with the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a rebel outfit fighting for a separate Garoland state, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said. "They (central government) have formally indicated to us that we should not continue to pursue talks with the GNLA since they (GNLA) are continuing with their criminal activities," Sangma told journalists. Source : IANS  
Upset with Jaitley's budget: Meghalaya CM
July 11, 2014 11:36 AM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said he was upset with the Narendra Modi government's maiden budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not including promotion of trade between India's northeastern states and neighbouring countries. "The budget speech, though generating lot of promises, there was nothing comprehensive for us. There was expectation for a 'comprehensive support system' for the northeastern states," Sangma told journalists. 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.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Shillong WinnerVincent H Pala
INC
209340
Runner upPrechard B. M. Basaiawmoit
IND
168961
Tura WinnerPurno Agitok Sangma *
NPP
239301
Runner upDaryl William Cheran Momin
INC
199585

Last Updated on August 16, 2014



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