The controversy started a Twitter firestorm with many demanded the Ola to block his account. However, there were many who supported Mishra’s ‘right to choose’
Taxi aggregatoron Sunday urged a person not to discriminate on religious lines after the latter cancelled his ride as the driver was a Muslim.
Replying to one Abhishek Mishra, who is followed by some Union cabinet ministers on Twitter, the company said, “Ola, like our country, is a secular platform, and we don’t discriminate our driver partners or customers basis their caste, religion, gender or creed. We urge all our customers and driver partners to treat each other with respect at all times.”
In a tweet on Friday, Mishra, whose verified Twitter account says Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Ideology First, Hindutva Thinker, Digital & Social Media Advisor (Views Personal), said, “Cancelled @Olacabs Booking because Driver was Muslim. I don’t want to give my money to Jihadi People.”
He attached a screenshot of his Ola booking which named the cab driver.