In the 2006 state assembly elections, Prof. Dr. Srutinath Praharaj of CPI(M) won the Uttarpara assembly seat defeating Sudpita Roy of Trinamool Congress. Contests in most years were multi cornered but only winners and runners are being mentioned. Prof. Swaraj Mukherjee of Trinamool Congress defeated Jyoti Krishna Chattopadhyay of CPI(M) in 2001. Jyoti Krishna Chattopadhyay of CPI(M) defeated Pabitra Gupta of Congress in 1996. Santasri Chatterjee of CPI(M) defeated Jagat Chatterjee of Congress 1991 and 1987, Sukumar Ghosh of Congress in 1982, and Kashinath Banerjee of Janata Party in 1977.