“Hater” Abhishek Mishra is followed by many BJP leaders

These days people are suffering from a disease called hate. While most of the good minds are trying to work for the unity of the country, some are interested in enlarging the hate circle. A post by a man that he cancelled an Ola cab because the driver happened to be a Muslim, has triggered a huge debate on Twitter. Not only this, Mishra added,”Jihadi People” in his tweet as well.

Mishra is linked to Vishwa Hindu Parishad and has a following of 14,000 twitter uners. Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and minister of culture Mahesh Sharma are among his twiiter followers.

On April 20, he announced that he cancelled the cab because he did not want to give money to “Jihadi People”. He enclosed a screenshot of the cancellation, which showed the driver’s name — Masood Alam. Many on Twitter asked Ola to ban Abhishek Mishra. Responding to his tweet on Saturday evening, Ola cabs 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.”

Abhishek Mishra’s Facebook profile says he is from Ayodhya and works as an IT professional in Lucknow. He 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.