In the 2006 assembly elections, Joykrishna Halder of SUC won the Kultali (SC) seat defeating his nearest rival Ramsanker Halder of CPI(M). Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Probodh Purkait of SUC won the seat from 1977 to 2001, defeating Ramsanker Halder of CPI(M) in 2001 and 1996, Ramani Ranjan Das of CPI(M) in 1991, Arabinda Naskar of Congress in 1987 and 1982, and Anandi Tanti of Janata Party in 1977.
Arabinda Naskar of Congress won in 1972. Prabodh Purkait of SUC won in 1971, 1969 and 1967 (in 1967, he was shown as Independent in Election Commission records).Prior to that the Kultali constituency was not there.