Meghalaya's first non-Congress government in 15 years took the oath of office on Tuesday, with Conrad Sangma taking charge as chief minister, following an Assembly election that threw up a fractured mandate
Despite receiving a fractured mandate, Meghalaya will see a coalition government taking oath on Tuesday under the leadership of Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Election results 2018: Congress rushes Ahmed Patel, Kamal Nath to woo allies as trends reflect hung Assembly
Senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath left for Shillong this morning to work out possible tie-ups with independents in Meghalaya to form a government in the state
As polling begins for Nagaland, Meghalaya Assembly elections, Narendra Modi urges citizens to vote in large numbers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to come out and vote in large numbers for the Assembly elections
Meghalaya Assembly Election 2018: Voting for 59 constituencies begins in over 3,000 polling stations amid tight security
Polling for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly began at 7 am on Tuesday morning amid tight security with over 18 lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise
'Will take forward my husband's efforts': Slain Meghalaya NCP leader Jonathone Sangma's wife to contest polls
Krenilla Marak, the wife of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone N Sangma, who was killed in an IED blast last Sunday, said she will contest Meghalaya election from the Williamnagar constituency.
BJP's beef burden in Meghalaya: As saffron party struggles to clarify its stand ahead of polls, cattle-traders fear loss of business
If you go by statistics, Meghalaya is the highest consumer of beef in Asia. It consumes about 1,000 tonnes (of beef) in a year. Also, the climate and terrain are such that one needs the energy and protein that beef provides
Meghalaya polls: Political parties set musical tone to electioneering even as local artistes try to stay above fray
The role of music in the Meghalaya’s society and culture is well-documented and celebrated; from the dying folk and community music traditions to the venerated rock music scene.
Meghalaya Assembly election: Congress releases poll manifesto, promises to enhance Centre's health insurance cover
The Congress in Meghalaya on Saturday released its poll manifesto, promising to enhance the Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover announced by the Centre, if re-elected to power in the state.
Meghalaya Election 2018: BJP has only engaged in aggressive marketing, Narendra Modi is an expert in it, says Mukul Sangma
Ahead of Meghalaya polls on 27 February, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma speaks about his poll strategy, cleansing Congress of dissidents and why he believes his party will return to power in March
Meghalaya Election: No pre-poll alliance with BJP, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma, terms Hindutva politics a Congress creation
Ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls, NPP chief Conrad Sangma speaks with Firstpost about his political journey, siblings, proposed alliance with BJP, and his positioning as the main rival to incumbent chief minister Mukul Sangma
Meghalaya polls: EC issues show cause notice to BJP over circulation of 'chargesheet' booklet against Congress ministers
The Election Commission has issued a show cause to the BJP as why the circulation of "chargesheet", a booklet prepared by them enlisting corruption and sex racket cases against some incumbent Congress ministers, should not be stopped in the poll-bound Meghalaya.
Meghalaya Election 2018: BJP promises pension, jobs and pukka roads in manifesto, keeps options open for post-poll alliances
In a 17-page manifesto, BJP promised pension, 24X7 electricity to every household and job opportunity to every youth in Meghalaya among other tall promises
Meghalaya Election 2018: Amit Shah 'magic' will help BJP form next government on its own, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy
BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on voiced confidence that his party will form the next government on its own in Meghalaya
Meghalaya polls: Mukul Sangma to contest from Ampati and Songsak seats in bid to enter Assembly for fifth time
Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma, who is making effort to enter Assembly for the fifth time, has filed nominations from a second constituency too in addition to his traditional seat of Ampati.
Meghalaya polls: Congress minister, 24 others file nominations; Rahul Gandhi visits ex-CM DD Lapang to enquire about his health
State minister HDR Lyngdoh and 24 others filed their nomination papers on Saturday for the 27 February Meghalaya Assembly polls, Chief Electoral Officer for the state FR Kharkongor said.
The BJP has released its first list of 45 candidates for the 27 February Meghalaya Assembly polls.
Meghalaya polls: With 5 MLAs quitting Congress and NPP, BJP emerging strong, the threat against ruling party is palpable
With 5 MLAs quitting party, the NPP emerging strong in Meghalaya and the combined resources of the BJP and RSS, the threat against ruling Congress is real and growing
Prominent leaders among the total 345 candidates whose fate would be decided today are HSPDP President Hopingstone Lyngdoh, who had never lost a single elections since Meghalaya attained statehood in 1972, besides four former Chief Ministers, including Mukul Sangma of the outgoing house.
A whopping 88 percent of the 1.5 million voters exercised their franchise on 16 February to pick a new 60-member house in the state bordering Bangladesh.