In the 2006 state assembly elections, Swadesh Ranjan Nayak of CPI(M) won the Ramnagar assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Akhil Giri of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Akhil Giri of Trinamool Congress defeated Samares Das of CPI(M) in 2001. Mrinal Kanti Roy of CPI(M) defeated Dipak Das of Congress in 1996 and 1991. Sudhir Kumar Giri of CPI(M) defeated Hemanta Dutta of Congress in 1987. Abanti Mishra of Congress defeated Balai Lal Das Mahapatra, Independent, in 1982. Balai Lal Das Mahapatra of Janata Party defeated Rohini Karan of CPI(M) in 1977.