In 2006 and 2001 state assembly elections Bhutnath Saren of CPI(M) won the Nayagram assembly seat defeating Shunaram Mahali of Trinamool Congress in 2006 and Mangal Hansda of JMM in 2001. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Subhas Chandra Saren of CPI(M) defeated Madhu Sudan Saren of Congress in 1996. Ananta Saren of CPI(M) defeated Bishnu Saren of Jharkhand Party in 1991, Dasarathi Saren of Congress in 1987, and Liba Chand Tudu, Independent, in 1982. Budhadeb Singh of CPI(M) defeated Subodh Handa of Janata Party in 1977. 
Dasarathi Saren of Congress won in 1972 and 1971. Jagarati Hansda of Bangla Congress won in 1969 and 1967. Debendranath Hansda won the Nayagram seat in 1962.Prior to that the Nayagram seat was not there.