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Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2023

The 2023 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elections are set to take place in Meghalaya on 27 February, 2023 , with all the 60 members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly being elected. The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly's term is set to expire on March 15, 2023. The previous assembly elections took place in February of 2018. Following the elections, the state government was formed by the National People's Party, with Conrad Sangma as the Chief Minister. Major political parties contesting the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Election 2023 are the National People's Party, Indian National Congress, All India Trinamool Congress, United democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata party

Quick facts for Meghalaya Elections
Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Ruling PartyNational People's Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterConrad Sangma
GovernorTathagata Roy
Chief Electoral OfficerF. R. Kharkongor
CEO's AddressCommissioner & Secretary to the Government, Elections Department & Chief Electoral Officer, Additional Secretariat, Room No 105 Meghalaya, Shillong

List of Candidates Contesting for Meghalaya Lok Sabha General Election 2019 - Click Here

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Party Wise Election Results

Name of State/ UTParliamentary ConstituencyCandidatePartyEVM VotesMigrant VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of VotesWinnerRunner-Up
MeghalayaShillongVincent H. PalaIndian National Congress419212047741968953.52YesNo
MeghalayaShillongJemino MawthohUnited Democratic Party267080017626725634.08NoYes
MeghalayaShillongSanbor ShullaiBharatiya Janata Party757860897766839.78NoNo
MeghalayaShillongT.H.S. BonneyIndependent656901165800.84NoNo
MeghalayaShillongRomeo Phira RaniIndependent494601549610.63NoNo
MeghalayaShillongSamuel HashahIndependent458201946010.59NoNo
MeghalayaShillongNotaNone Of The Above439802244200.56NoNo
MeghalayaTuraAgatha K. SangmaNational People'S Party304185027030445552.22YesNo
MeghalayaTuraDr. Mukul SangmaIndian National Congress240240018524042541.24NoYes
MeghalayaTuraRikman Garrey MominBharatiya Janata Party313940313317075.44NoNo
MeghalayaTuraNotaNone Of The Above64510364541.11NoNo

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Constituency Wise Election Results (Winner/Runner Up)

Name of State/ UTParliamentary ConstituencyWinnerPartyTotal Votes% of VotesRunner-UpPartyTotal Votes% of Votes
MeghalayaShillongVincent H. PalaIndian National Congress41968953.52Jemino MawthohUnited Democratic Party26725634.08
MeghalayaTuraAgatha K. SangmaNational People'S Party30445552.22Dr. Mukul SangmaIndian National Congress24042541.24

In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

Election Schedule for Meghalaya Lok Sabha General Election 2019

StatePhase IPhase II Phase III PhaseIV Phase V Phase VIPhase VII

Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018

Meghalaya 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 Meghalaya

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

Some main political parties in the state are :

The Indian National Congress (INC)The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
Garo National CouncilNationalist Congress PartyJanata Dal (United)
National People's Party United Democratic PartyHill State People's Democratic Party
North East Social Democratic PartyMeghalaya Democratic Party

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.

State Legislative Assembly Elections

The 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.

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.

Meghalaya Lok Sabha Election

YearLok Sabha ElectionWinning Party/Coalition
2014Sixteenth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
2009Fifteenth Lok SabhaUnited Progressive Alliance
2004Fourteenth Lok SabhaUnited Progressive Alliance
1999Thirteenth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1998Twelfth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1996Eleventh Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1991Tenth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1989Ninth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1984Eighth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1980Seventh Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1977Sixth Lok SabhaIndian National Congress
1971Fifth Lok SabhaIndependent
1967Fourth Lok SabhaIndependent
1962Third Lok SabhaIndependent
1957Second Lok SabhaIndependent
1952First Lok SabhaIndian National Congress

Last Updated on: Feb 07, 2023