Ola shuts up VHP worker, who claimed to cancel ride because driver was Muslim


Ola has slammed the VHP worker, who recently announced on Twitter how he had cancelled his ride with the online taxi-aggregator company after learning that his driver was a Muslim.

The VHP worker, who’s followed by at least half a dozen of ministers in Narendra Modi’s cabinet, wrote, “Cancelled @Olacabs Booking because Driver was Muslim. I don’t want to give my money to Jihadi People.”

File image of Facebook/IamAbhishekMishra

Ola was quick to respond to the Hindutva man by reminding him the age-old values of India. Its tweet 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.”

Among those following the Hindutva man on Twitter are Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of culture Mahesh Sharma. His Facebook page describes him the founder of VHP IT cell. The bigoted Hindutva man even has a photo with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Hindutva man proudly flaunting his act of bigotry in a secular country triggered huge outcry.


Many users talked about his alleged link with the Uttar Pradesh government and asked UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take action against him.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also criticized Mishra. He tweeted, “I remember an India where people who thought this way would have been ostracized rather than admired &”followed”. We need to #BringIndiannessBack.”