In the 2006 state assembly elections Jagannath Mitra of CPI won the 202 Tamluk assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Chittaranjan Maiti of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Nirbed Roy of Trinamool Congress defeated Santosh Rana of CPI in 2001. Anil Mudi of Congress defeated Susrajit Bagchi of CPI in 1996 and 1991. Surajit Bagchi of CPI defeated Anil Mudi of Congress in 1987. Biswanath Mukherjee of CPI defeated Sukumar Das representing ICS in 1982 and representing Congress in 1977.