Sk. Jahangir Karim of CPI(M) won the Debra assembly seat, five times in a row from 1987 to 2006, defeating Mrigendra Nath Maiti of Trinamool Congress in 2006, Radha Kanta Maiti of Trinamool Congress in 2001 Rabindra Nath Bera of Congress in 1996, and Sk. Mohammed Daud of Congress in 1991 and 1987. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Syed Moazzam Hossain of CPI(M) defeated Rabindra Nath Bera of Congress in 1982 and Sukumar Das of Congress in 1977. 
Rabindra Nath Bera of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Bijoy Krishna Samanata won in 1969. K.Chakraborty of Bangla Congress won in 1967. Santosh Kumar Mukherjee of Congress won in 1962. Mohini Mohan Pat of Congress won in 1957.