In tune with other states except those in the Northeast and Kerala, the Congress' tally in the Assembly fell, showing general disaffection with the Grand Old Party. Surprisingly, the BJP made a comeback in the Assembly, gaining four seats. Although Modi did campaign in the state, the BJD largely held on to its base. The CPI found some support in the Assembly, winning one seat even as it was wiped out nationally.
Therefore, the larger story here is that while the BJD is still powerful, the BJP is rising from underneath. Naveen Pattanaik will have to work doubly to retain his support.