Meghalaya Election

  • Lok Sabha elections: Meghalaya votes on April 9 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Meghalaya will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 9. ...
  • Meghalaya elections: Shaky start for PA Sangma's NPP March 2, 2013

    Shillong: Purno Agitok Sangma's new found political avataar as the head of the National People's Party has had a shaky start at the Meghalaya polls. With only two seats in his kitty, this is an unimaginable result for the state's grand old politician. Adding insult to injury was Opposition leader...
  • Old guard reclaim power in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The Left Front stormed back to power in Tripura and the Naga People's Front in Nagaland, while the Congress, which fared poorly in both states, emerged as the single-largest party in Meghalaya with two seats short of absolute majority in the assembly election results declared on Thursday. The three outgoing...
  • Meghalaya: Congress to return to power, 3 ex-CMs win February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Three former Chief Ministers in Meghalaya emerged victorious in the Assembly election as the Congress is comfortably coasting towards a return to power winning 29 seats. Congress chief DD Lapang, former Chief Minister SC Marak and United Democratic Party president Donkupar Roy...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • Meghalaya: Cong emerges as single largest party, to retain power February 28, 2013

    Agartala: The ruling Congress party on Thursday came back to power after emerging as the single largest party in the state and winning 29 seats in Meghalaya. It now remains to be seen whether it will yet again form a coalition with the UDP like the last time to come...
  • Live: CPI(M) wins Tripura, NPF retains power in Nagaland, Cong single largest party in Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 5:16 pm: The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with wins in 29 seats. It remains to be seen whether it will form an alliance once again with the UDP, which has won eight seats. The NCP won 2 seats, HSPDP 4 while the NPP...
  • 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...
  • Northeast polls today, stakes high for Congress February 28, 2013

    The stakes are high for the Congress party but analysts say the CPM-led Left front will gain a comfortable win in Tripura. Nagaland may be problematic as well where the Congress and the ruling Naga People's Front have been on almost equal footing the last few elections. Each state has...
  • Counting of votes for Meghalaya Assembly polls today February 28, 2013

    Shillong: Counting of votes for the 60 Assembly seats in Meghalaya would be held on Thursday amid tight security. A whopping 88 per cent of the 1.5 million voters exercised their franchise on February 16 to pick a new 60-member house in the state bordering Bangladesh. There were 345 candidates,...
  • Northeast polls: States to tighten security for counting February 27, 2013

    Agartala: Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland have been told to tighten security on their international and inter-state borders ahead of the vote count in the three states on Thursday. "Security along the borders will be further tightened in view of the counting of votes," an Election Commission official stated on Monday. The...
  • Nagaland, Tripura, Meghalaya brace for poll results February 28, 2013

    Agartala/Kohima/Shillong: Counting of votes will begin on Thursday in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland amid tight security. Assembly elections in the three states, having 60 seats each, were held February 14 and February 23. TRIPURA In Tripura, both the ruling CPI-M led Left Front as well as the Congress-led...
  • Over 88 per cent voting recorded in Meghalaya February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Over 88 per cent of votes were cast on Saturday for the 60 Assembly seats in Meghalaya where polling was held in a peaceful manner, barring stray incidents. Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said polling was peaceful in the state except for a few stray incidents, detailed reports of...
  • Northeast elections: Meghalaya records over 88 pc voting, more than 83 pc polling in Nagaland February 23, 2013

    Shillong/Kohima: Polling for the Assembly elections were conducted in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Saturday. While Meghalaya recorded over 88 per cent polling, Nagaland witnessed a voting percentage of 83.27. The two northeastern states have 60-member assembly each. In Nagaland, polling was postponed in one constituency following the death of a...
  • Meghalaya: 12 per cent votes polled till 10 am February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Twelve per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the first two hours of voting for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Chief Election Officer P Naik said polling has been peaceful so far and no untoward incident has been reported from any part of the state. Home department sources said...
  • NE polls: Polling underway in Meghalaya, Nagaland February 23, 2013

    Shillong/Kohima: Polling began in Meghalaya and Nagaland on Saturday and the Congress is fighting to retain power in Meghalaya and win back Nagaland in these elections. The two northeastern states have 60-member assembly each. In Nagaland, polling was postponed in one constituency following the death of a Congress candidate. Twelve per...
  • Assembly polls: High voter turnout expected in Nagaland, Meghalaya February 23, 2013

    Meghalaya, Nagaland go to polls on Saturday. A high voter turnout is expected. ...
  • Meghalaya: Voting begins amidst bandh February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Polling began to elect 60 members to the ninth Meghalaya Assembly from among 345 candidates on Wednesday with an electorate of 15.3 lakh. Banned Khasi organisation, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, has called a 36-hour bandh from 6.00 pm on Friday till Saturday in the seven districts of Khasi and...
  • 345 candidates in fray in Meghalaya Assembly elections February 22, 2013

    Shillong: Battle lines have been drawn for Saturday's poll to the 60member 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...
  • Hitler, Mafia, Bomber seek votes in Meghalaya February 21, 2013

    Shillong: Hitler, Mafia, Bomber, Kennedy and Alexander are among 346 candidates seeking votes in Meghalaya. Not to be left behind, some voters in the state also have peculiar names like Thailand, New York and Submarine. Among the other contestants for the February 23 polls who have equally colourful names are Hilarius,...
  • Meghalaya polls: cement, coal lobbying remain a major concern February 21, 2013

    Meghalaya/Shillong: In the last 40 years of its statehood, Meghalaya has seen 23 governments. The coal and cement lobbies in the state are increasingly controlling elections and ensuring unstable governments. Ardent Basaiawmoit, a legislator from Nongkrem is swimming against the tide, pushing for clean politics in Meghalaya. Basaiawmoit expects to win,...
  • Meghalaya polls: Rahul to hold rallies in the state February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi will visit Meghalaya Wednesday to campaign for the party in the February 23 Assembly elections, party sources said in New Delhi. "Rahul Gandhi will hold three public meetings in the state," a Congress source said. While his first meeting will be at Williamnagar District Sports...
  • Meghalaya polls: PM promises to empower tribal bodies February 15, 2013

    Shillong: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on February 15 promised to empower tribal governing bodies and improve women's representation in decisionmaking bodies in pollbound Meghalaya. "We will empower selfgoverning bodies and work for greater say of women in administrative decision making as we believe that this will help Meghalaya get more...
  • 113 crorepatis in fray for Meghalaya polls February 12, 2013

    Shillong: Altogether 113 candidates of the total 341 candidates in fray for the February 23 Assembly elections in Meghalaya have property worth over Rs one crore, according to an working for electoral reforms. The ruling Congress fielded 35 crorepati candidates including four women, second only to the 38 others who...
  • 30 Minutes: Pollbound Meghalaya in focus February 11, 2013

    The people of Meghalaya reveal what their expectations are from their leaders. ...
  • 357 file nominations for Meghalaya polls February 7, 2013

    Shillong: As many as 357 candidates from the 60 constituencies in the state filed their papers till the lastday for filing of nominations for the February 23 state Assembly elections. The scrutiny which has been fixed for on Thursday, February 7. On Wednesday, a total of 57 candidates from across the 11...
  • BJP okays nine candidates for Meghalaya elections January 20, 2013

    Shillong: BJP on Saturday approved the list of nine candidates out of 30 names sent for central leadership's approval for the February 23 elections in Meghalaya, officials said Shillong. "Chaired by Nitin Gadkari, the Central Election Committee of the party which met on Saturday in the national capital approved the...
  • Tripura to vote on Feb 14; Nagaland, Meghalaya on Feb 23 January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Friday announced the dates for polling in the three north eastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. Polling will be held in Tripura on February 14, while in Meghalaya and Nagaland, the polling will be held on February 23. The counting of the...