In the 2006 state assembly elections, Ashok Giri of CPI(M) won the Kakdwip assembly seat defeating Manturam Pakhira of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Manturam Pakhira representing Trinamool Congress had won the seat in 2001 defeating Ashok Giri of CPI(M). In 1996 Ashok Giri of CPI(M) defeated Manturam Pakhira representing Congress. Hrishikesh Maity of CPI(M) won the seat in 1991,1987, 1982 and 1977 defeating Gourishankar Bhattacharjee of Congress in 1991 and 1987 and Basudev Sautya of Congress in 1982 and 1977.