In the 2010, October 2005 and February 2005 state assembly elections, Manoj Kumar Singh of JD(U) won the Kurhani assembly seat defeating his nearest rivals Bijendra Chaudhary of LJP, Ajay Nishad of RJD and Basawan Prasad Bhagat of RJD respectively. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Basawan Prasad Bhagat of RJD defeated Brajesh Kumar of BPSP in 2000. Basawan Prasad Bhagat of JD defeated Ashok Sharma, Independent, in1995. Sadhu Sharan Shahi, Independent, defeated Sheonandan Rai of Congress in 1990. Sheonandan Rai of Congress defeated Sadhu Sharan Shahi of JP in 1985. Ram Praikshan Sah of Janata Party (Secular – Charan Singh) defeated Sadhu Sharan Shahi of Janata Party (JP) in 1980. Sadhu Sharan Shahi of JP defeated Hind Keshri Yadav of Congress in 1977.