In the 2006 state assembly elections, Satyasebi Kar of CPI(M) won the Ashoknagar assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Dhiman Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Sarmista Dutta of CPI(M) defeated Ashok Krishna Dutt of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Nirode Roy Choudhury of CPI(M) defeated Dhiman Roy of Congress in 1996. Nani Kar of CPI(M) defeated Keshab Chandra Bhattacharya of Congress/ Independent in 1991, 1987, 1982 and 1977.