In the 2006 state assembly elections, Ramapada Samanta of DSP(PC) won the Pingla assembly seat defeating Hrishikesh Dinda of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Rampada Samanta, Independent, defeated Raj Kumar Das of Trinamool Congress in 2001. Ramapada Samanta contesting on the CPI(M) symbol defeated Swapan Dome of Congress in 1996. Haripada Jana representing DSP(PC) defeated Saktipada Mahapatra of Congress in 1991, contesting as an independent defeated Sukumar Das of Congress in 1987 and 1982, and representing Janata Party defeated Bijoy Das of Congress in 1977.