Meghalaya Assembly Election

  • Meghalaya: INC wins 12 seats, UDP wins 3 seats February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Counting of votes for 60 Assembly seats of Meghalaya, polling for which was held on February 23, began at 8.00 am on Thursday amidst tight security. INC wins 12 seats, Others wins three seats and UDP wins 5 seats. INC is leading in 24 seats, UDP is leading in...
  • Meghalaya gears up for today's Assembly polls, 345 candidates in fray February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Battle lines have been drawn for Saturday's poll to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly in which 345 candidates, including Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Congress president DD Lapang, are in the fray. Banned Khasi organisation, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council has called a 36 hour bandh from 6.00 pm on Friday in...
  • BJP-NCP to form govt in Nagaland, Meghalaya March 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP-NCP alliance in Nagaland has staked claim to form the government and in Meghalaya, the story is no different. It is an alliance which would have been impossible to even think of, for the BJP and the NCP have been at loggerheads in Maharashtra and Delhi but have...
  • UDP-NCP, Cong stake claim to form govt in Meghalaya March 9, 2008

    Shillong: In Meghalaya, both the ruling Congress and the opposition NCP-UDP coalition have staked claims to form the next government. The NCP-UDP coalition, which is calling itself the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance, paraded 30 MLAs before the Governor SS Sidhu on Friday, which constitutes a simple majority in the 60-member Assembly. Chief Minister...
  • Meghalaya's tribal courts cry for recognition March 3, 2008

    Shillong: As Meghalaya goes to polls on Monday, the issue of local self-governance remains on the sidelines. Tribal chiefs in the state want legal recognition for the unique forms of grass-roots democracy that are still popular in Meghalaya. Tribal courts unrecognised by the state and managed by Syiems or local...