In the October 2005 state assembly elections, Rajesh Singh of RJD won the 1 Dhanaha assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Ramadhar Yadav of SP. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In February 2005 Rajesh Singh of RJD defeated Ramadhar Yadav of SP. Rajesh Singh representing BSP defeated Arun Kumar Tiwary, Independent. Vishnu Pr Kushwaha of SAP defeated Satan Yadav, Independent, in 1995. Shyam N. Prasad of Congress defeated Satan Yadav of Lok Dal (B) in 1990. Naradeswar Prasad Kushwaha of LD defeated Arun Kumar Tiwari, Independent in 1985. Hardeo Prasad of Congress defeated Rang Lall Prasad of Janata Party (Secular – Charan Singh) in 1980 and Yogendra Prasad Srivastava of Janata Party in 1977.