Kejriwal accuses Paytm of corruption, CEO tells him to think of country

Kejriwal accuses PayTM of corruption, CEO tells him to think of country

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused Paytm, a poster child of India’s startup scene, of corruption and collusion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? It sure seems so from his tweets. On Twitter Kejriwal said that Paytm is the biggest beneficiary  of PM’s demonetisation announcement and then asked “what’s the deal”.

Here is what Delhi CM wrote on Twitter: “Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM’s announcement. Next day PM appears in its ads. Whats the deal, Mr PM?”

Then he added, that it was “utterly shameful” of PayTM to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image for such ads.

“Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for pvt cos? Tomo, if these cos do wrongdoings, who will act against them?”

Kejriwal accuses Paytm of corruption, CEO tells him to think of country

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LAST UPDATED: NOV 10, 2016
Kejriwal accuses PayTM of corruption, CEO tells him to think of country

Did Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused Paytm, a poster child of India’s startup scene, of corruption and collusion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? It sure seems so from his tweets. On Twitter Kejriwal said that Paytm is the biggest beneficiary  of PM’s demonetisation announcement and then asked “what’s the deal”.

Here is what Delhi CM wrote on Twitter: “Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM’s announcement. Next day PM appears in its ads. Whats the deal, Mr PM?”

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Arvind Kejriwal @ArvindKejriwal

Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM’s announcement. Next day PM appears in its ads. Whats the deal, Mr PM? https://twitter.com/aajtak/status/796556306547023872 

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Then he added, that it was “utterly shameful” of PayTM to use Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image for such ads.

“Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for pvt cos? Tomo, if these cos do wrongdoings, who will act against them?”

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Arvind Kejriwal @ArvindKejriwal

Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for pvt cos? Tomo, if these cos do wrongdoings, who will act against them? https://twitter.com/leosamit/status/796576711877992448 

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Earlier, Reliance Industries had used PM Modi’s image in its full-page ad for Jio announcement in September. At that time too Kejriwal had tweeted against the advertisement that appeared in national dailies.

Reacting to Kejriwal’s tweet, PayTM hinted that CM should think of the country. Vijay Shekhar who is the founder CEO of the company said that biggest beneficiary of the announcement is country and the company only aims to support financial inclusion in the country. “Dear Sir, The biggest beneficiary is our country. We are just a tech startup, trying to solve financial inclusion & make India proud,” he said while quoting Kekriwal’s tweet.

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Dear Sir, The biggest beneficiary is our country. We are just a tech startup, trying to solve financial inclusion & make India proud. #https://twitter.com/arvindkejriwal/status/796560571273330688 

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Apparently, it all started when PayTM which is one of the popular online recharge platforms in the country, on Wednesday advertised in a leading newspaper, congratulating PM for his bold decision. A big photo of Modi accompanied the advertisement.

The Prime Minister on Tuesday had announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes with effect from midnight, to an attempt to check black money in the country.  While many congratulated and applauded Modi for the bold move, Kejriwal slammed him. He also accused the PM of informing his party members about the demonetisation in advance.

[source;Intoday]