In the 2006 state assembly elections Dr. Tapati Saha of CPI(M) won the Mandirbazar (SC) assembly seat defeating Choudhury Mohan Jatua of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Choudhury Mohan Jatua of Trinamool Congress won the seat in 2001 defeating Nikunja Paik of CPI(M). In 1996 Nikunja Paik of CPI(M) defeated Tapan Sardar of Congress. Subhas Roy of CPI(M) won the seat in 1991,1987 and 1982 defeating Sanat Palk of Congress in 1991, Durga Charan Mondal of Congress in 1987 and Birendranath Halder of Congress in 1982. Renupada Halder of SUC defeated Subhas Roy of CPI(M) in 1977.The seat did not exist prior to that.