Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
Meghalaya Legislative Assembly was constituted in the year 1972. The Assembly is a unicameral legislature of the state consisting of 60 members. Each term lasts for 5 years, except if a sitting MLA can no longer hold the position, due to disqualification, death, or other unavoidable circumstances. The by-polls are then conducted to elect new members. The Legislative Assembly also serves to form the executive branch of the government in the state. Three regions of the state, namely, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills represent the Assembly with 29, 7 and 24 members respectively.
There have been 10 Assembly polls until now for electing the members of the House. Last elections were held on 27 February 2018. The INC won 21 seats while NPP won 19 seats. BJP managed to get 2 seats. The BJP alliance has formed the government in the state with Conrad Sangma (NPP leader) as the CM of the state.
Last Updated on: Jan 20, 2023