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Zomato employees protest over beef and pork delivery is led by BJP cadres and outsiders

Howrah/Kolkata:  The recent ongoing protest of Zomato employees at Howrah, West Bengal seems to have been led by protesters with political background as well as outsiders too, claimed Co-founder Alt News Mohammed Zubair. 


On August 11, news agency ANI had released a story saying App-based delivery service company— Zomato’s Howrah district employees are protesting against the delivery of beef and pork products. They said that it hurt their sentiments, when a Hindu is being given beef products to deliver, and soon pork will be delivered by Muslim delivery boys.


While the agency quoted two protesting employees, the copy had only named one of the protesting employee, for another quote, it simply mentioned, ‘another employee claimed’. However, a video footage that has surfaced shows the same unanimous quote being stated by one Sanjiv Shukla, a Bengal BJP cadre. Shukla has also talked to India TV.


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Screenshot of Alt News Co-founder tweets on the Zomato employees beef and pork delivery issue


And it is not only one BJP Karyakarta who has led the Zomato employee protest in Howrah for not delivering beef and pork items, but few more.


Bengal BJP Karyakarta Brijnath Varma has also led the protest and gave bites to electronic media organizations.


Another BJP cadre, Sujit Gupta, who is a resident of Varanasi, and recently started living in Howrah was also seen giving bites on the issue. 


All the three BJP workers, revealed by Alt News’ Mohammed Zubair has photographs with senior BJP leaders including Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Minister Giriraj Singh and Bengal BJP leader Mukul Roy. 


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Screenshot of Twitteratis reactions on the issue


Interestingly, like previous time, in which a Hindu customer had cancelled the order, saying he will not take delivery from a Muslim rider, netizens are more in solidarity with Zomato company than the controversy creators.  


Some Tweeted to company that it should terminate such employees and induct new ones, who have the zeal to perform. Few also made fun of the protest, saying, delivery boys have to deliver the food products and do not have to taste it.


Some also tagged BJP’s Bengal Twitter handle and questioned the party, as to why they are politicising a business issue?


Significantly, source said, the indefinite strike of Zomato employees in Howrah had started a week back and it was about getting more share in the payments per orders. It was not a beef and pork delivery issue.

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