In the 2006 assembly state assembly elections, Dipak Chatterjee of Forward Bloc won the Nalhati assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Abdul Walee Mollah of Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. In 2001 and 1996 Kalimuddin Shams of Forward Bloc defeated Sharif Hossain of Congress. Sattick Kumar Roy of Forward Bloc defeated Madan Mohan Mandal of BJP in 1991, Brindaban Saha of Congress in 1987 and Sachidanandan Sau of Congress in 1982. Bhabani Prasad Chattopadhyay of Forward Bloc defeated Abhoy Charan Das of Congress in 1977.
Golam Mohiuddin, Independent, won in 1972, 1971, 1969 and 1967. Shiromani Prasad of Congress won in 1962. In 1957 Nalhati was a joint seat. Mohammad Yeakub Hossain and Sisir Kumar Saha, both of Congress, won from Nalhati. In independent India’s first election in 1951 Mohammad Yeakub Hossain of Congress won.