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After VHP member cancels cab because driver was ‘Muslim’, Twitterati follow suit with hilarious tweets

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A tweet by a Vishwa Hindu Parishad member about cancelling his Ola cab ride since the driver was a Muslim created quite a controversy on Sunday (April 22). The member, Abhishek Mishra, from Lucknow, came under severe attack from people on social media as well as from politician. Later, the cab aggregator too issued a statement, stating that Ola was a secular platform and it doesn’t discriminate driver partners or customers based on their caste or religion.

On Friday Mishra, who has BJP Union ministers like Nirmala Sitharaman and Dharmendra Pradhan among his followers, tweeted, “Cancelled @Olacabs Booking because Driver was Muslim. I don’t want to give my money to Jihadi People.” Soon the post went viral on social media and later he justified his act by saying Hindus and Hindu Gods were too defamed in the Kathua incident. “People starts attack on me. Can I have no right to choose ? If they can run a campaign against Hanuman ji poster on cab, defamed Hindus and Hindus god in Kathua incident then they must be prepared for reply,” he tweeted on Sunday.

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However, as is often the case, after criticism came the humour. People on social media are tweeting similar “cancelled Ola cab booking” because and each is funnier than the other. While one wrote, Canceled an Ola Cab booking today because the driver’s name was Atif and he screamed “Hum kis gali ja rahe hain” on the call,” another wrote, “Cancelled an ola cab booking today because driver’s name was Rohit shetty. Kahi car blast hi na kar de.”

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