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October 16, 2015 03:19 PM
eghalaya's political stalwart P.A. Sangma and his National People's Party (NPP) on Thursday made a strong comeback in the Garo Hills Autonom..... Read More
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June 30, 2015 11:35 AM
The Chokpot legislative assembly seat of Meghalaya has gone to Congress, whose Bluebell R Sangma has accounted for the seat beating oythers by a mar..... Read More
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Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyNationalist Congress Party
Chief MinisterMukul Sangma
GovernorGanga Prasad
Chief Electoral OfficerPrashant Naik
AddressOffice of the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya Additional Secretariat, Room No 412 Meghalaya, Shillong

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.

Meghalaya Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
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

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Ganga PrasadTo be decided-
2V. ShanmuganathanMay 13, 2015Present
3Krishan Kant PaulJun 06, 2015May 13, 2015
4Ranjit Shekhar MooshaharyJul 1, 2008Jun 06, 2015
5Shivinder Singh Sidhu29 October, 200730 June, 2008
6Banwari Lal JoshiApr 12, 200728 October, 2007
7M. M. Jacob19 June, 199511 April, 2007
8Madhukar Dighe9 May, 199018 June, 1995
9Abubakar Abdul RahimJul 27, 19898 May, 1990
10Harideo Joshi11 May, 198926 July, 1989
11Bhishma Narain Singh16 April, 198410 May, 1989
12Triveni Sahai Misra29 March, 198415 April, 1984
13Prakash Chandra MehrotraAug 11, 198128 March, 1984
14Lallan Prasad SinghSeptember 1973Aug 10, 1981
15Braj 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.

Prashant Naik
The Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya Additional Secretariat, Room No 412 Meghalaya, Shillong
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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.

Last Updated on November 24, 2015

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