ONI Bureau:After Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, it was the turn of Delhi to host #Heijau Tea gathering at Markandeya Bhavan near Chattarpur Temple on Sunday.
Around 1000 people from Delhi/NCR, mostly Odias along with some local residents who wanted to get a glimpse of the tall leader, thronged the venue between 5 PM and 6 PM.
Several Odia organisations and associations as well as women and youth greeted Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda and extended their support to him. They also felicitated him with scarfs and mementos.
#WATCH: Youths, intellectuals and non-resident Odias gather at an informal tea party (#Heijau) hosted by former MP Baijayant 'Jay' Panda at Markandeya Bhavan near Chhattarpur temple in #NewDelhi pic.twitter.com/MbTNnT3ygL
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Some enthusiastic people shouted slogans in his support and urged him to take a right decision in Odisha’s interest. Many Odias present at the venue said they would continue to support Baijayant Panda irrespective of his political affiliation.
The Delhi edition of #Heijau had an Odia delicacy Dahibara Aludam (Cuttack Style) along with regular Tea. Many people also clicked selfie with him and got a chance to hold discussions on various issues. The event lasted for over an hour and people were seen coming to the venue even after it ended.