Meghalaya Polls

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meghalaya polls: Govt takes steps to ensure fair election February 23, 2013

    Shillong: Meghalaya government has pressed 100 public transport vehicles into service in Khasi-Jaintia Hills to enable voters to reach their polling booths in view of the 36-hour bandh called by a militant outfit ahead of the state elections on Saturday. The government is taking no chances and to ensure fair and...
  • 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,...
  • 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 last-day 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...