Meghalaya Parliamentary(Lok Sabha) Election 2019 Results Updates
Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections
|Ruling Party||National People's Party|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Congress|
|Chief Minister||Conrad 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|
Election Schedule for Meghalaya Lok Sabha General Election 2019
|State||Phase I||Phase II||Phase III||PhaseIV||Phase V||Phase VI||Phase VII|
Meghalaya Lok Sabha General Election 2019 Constituency Wise ResultsResults will be declared on 23rd May 2019
|Constituency Name||Category||Winning Candidate||Winning Party|
Inside the pageQuick facts for Meghalaya Elections Elections in Meghalaya The Main Political Parties in Meghalaya Administration of Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly Elections List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya List of Governors of Meghalaya Latest News And Update Rajya Sabha Members from Meghalaya Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018Meghalaya Assembly poll took place on 27 February 2018. The turnout was recorded to be 74.62%. The results are scheduled on March 3. The polls were conducted for 60 seats in the House. Out of the total seats in the House, 55 are reserved for ST candidates. The rest of the 5 seats are for General candidates.
The total eligible voters in the state are reported to be 18,30,104. The total polling stations in the states were 3,082. The candidates who contested the polls were 372. A total of 25 candidates have criminal cases while 21 of the candidates have serious criminal charges filed against them. The GNC ranks highest in the number of criminal candidates. Second comes the AAP. Both BJP and Congress have a very few candidates with criminal background.
The key candidates in the polls are Mukul Sangma (the incumbent CM, INC), AL Hek (BJP), Agatha Sangma (NPP) and Pynshngain (PDF). On the election day, there were reports of EVM malfunctioning at a number of polling booths. According to the Election Commission, re-polling orders were given in only 1 polling booth of Raliang constituency in West Jaintia.
In the last Assembly polls in 2013, INC won 29 seats, while BJP won none.
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.
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 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 was held on Feb 27, 2018.
List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||Conrad Sangma||March 6, 2018||Present||NPP|
|2||Mukul Sangma||Apr 20, 2010||March 04, 2018||INC|
|3||D.D. Lapang||May 13, 2009||Apr 19, 2010||INC|
|4||President's rule||Mar 18, 2009||May 12, 2009|
|5||Donkupar Roy||Mar 19, 2008||Mar 18, 2009||UDP|
|6||D.D. Lapang||Mar 4, 2008||Mar 19, 2008||INC|
|7||D.D. Lapang||Mar 10, 2007||Mar 4, 2008||INC|
|8||J. D. Rymbai||Jun 15, 2006||Mar 10, 2007||INC|
|9||D.D. Lapang||Mar 4, 2003||Jun 15, 2006||INC|
|10||Flinder Anderson Khonglam||Dec 8, 2001||Mar 4, 2003||IND|
|11||E.K. Mawlong||Mar 8, 2000||Dec 8, 2001||UDP|
|12||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 10, 1998||Mar 8, 2000||UDP|
|13||S.C. Marak||Feb 27, 1998||Mar 10, 1998||INC|
|14||S.C. Marak||Feb 19, 1993||Feb 27, 1998||INC|
|15||D.D. Lapang||Feb 5, 1992||Feb 19, 1993||INC|
|16||President's rule||Oct 11, 1991||Feb 5, 1992|
|17||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 26, 1990||Oct 10, 1991||HPU|
|18||P.A. Sangma||Feb 6, 1988||Mar 25, 1990||INC|
|19||W.A. Sangma||Apr 2, 1983||Feb 5, 1988||INC|
|20||B.B. Lyngdoh||Mar 2, 1983||Mar 31, 1983||APHLC|
|21||W.A. Sangma||May 7, 1981||Feb 24, 1983||INC|
|22||B.B. Lyngdoh||May 7, 1979||May 7, 1981||APHLC|
|23||Darwin Diengdoh Pugh||Feb 21, 1979||May 6, 1979||APHLC|
|24||Darwin Diengdoh Pugh||Mar 10, 1978||Feb 21, 1979||APHLC|
|25||W.A. Sangma||Nov 22, 1976||Mar 3, 1978||INC|
|26||W.A. Sangma||Mar 18, 1973||Nov 21, 1976||APHLC|
|27||W.A. Sangma||Jul 21, 1972||Mar 18, 1973||APHLC|
|28||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||Tathagata Roy||Aug 25, 2018||Incumbent|
|2||Ganga Prasad||Oct 5, 2017||Aug 25, 2018|
|3||Banwarilal Purohit||27 January 2017||5 October 2017|
|4||V. Shanmuganathan||20 May 2015||27 January 2017 (Resigned) |
|5||Keshari Nath Tripathi||6 January 2015||19 May 2015|
|6||Krishan Kant Paul||1 July 2013||6 January 2015|
|7||Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary||1 July 2008||30 June 2013|
|8||Shivinder Singh Sidhu||29 October 2007||30 June 2008|
|9||Banwari Lal Joshi||12 April 2007||28 October 2007|
|10||M. M. Jacob||19 June 1995||11 April 2007|
|11||Madhukar Dighe||9 May 1990||18 June 1995|
|12||Abubakar Abdul Rahim||27 July 1989||8 May 1990|
|13||Harideo Joshi||11 May 1989||26 July 1989|
|14||Bhishma Narain Singh||16 April 1984||10 May 1989|
|15||Tribeni Sahai Misra||29 March 1984||15 April 1984|
|16||Prakash Chandra Mehrotra||11 August 1981||28 March 1984|
|17||Lallan Prasad Singh||19 September 1973||10 August 1981|
|18||Braj Kumar Nehru||1 April 1970||18 September 1973|
Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya
|1||Conrad Kongkal Sangma||Chief Minister||Chief Secretary's Office - Legislative Assembly Secretariat - Cabinet Affairs Department - Cooperation Department - Elections Department - Finance Department - Housing Department - Mining & Geology Department - Personnel & A.R. Department - Planning Department - Political Department - Programme Implementation & Evaluation Department - Governor's Secretariat - Chief Minister's Secretariat|
|2||Prestone Tynsong||Minister||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department - Housing Department - Labour Department - Public Works Department|
|3||James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma||Minister||District Council Affairs Department - Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department - Home (Jails) Department - Home (Passport) Department - Home (Police) Department - Law Department - Power Department|
|4||Alexander Laloo Hek||Minister||Arts & Culture Department - Health & Family Welfare Department - Information & Public Relations Department|
|5||Sniawbhalang Dhar||Minister||Commerce & Industries Department - Community & Rural Development Department - Soil & Water Conservation Department - Transport Department|
|6||Comingone Ymbon||Minister||Fisheries Department - General Administration Department - Public Works Department|
|7||Metbah Lyngdoh||Minister||Excise Registration Taxation Stamps Department - Home (Civil Defence and Home Guards) Department - Tourism Department - Water Resources Department|
|8||Lahkmen Rymbui||Minister||Border Areas Development Department - Education Department - Forests & Environment Department|
|9||Kyrmen Shylla||Minister||Printing & Stationery Department - Revenue & Disaster Management Department - Social Welfare Department|
|10||Banteidor Lyngdoh||Minister||Agriculture Department - Sericulture & Weaving Department - Sports & Youth Affairs Department|
|11||Hamletson Dohling||Minister||Urban Affairs Department - Information Technology and Communication Department|
|12||Samlin Malngiang||Minister||Public Health Engineering Department - Secretariat Administration Department - Legal Metrology 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|