New Delhi: Taxi aggregator Ola Cabs 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.”
Mishra claims he is an active member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, both affiliates of the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and “holds responsibility” of the IT cell of the VHP.
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’