BharatPe CEO takes a jibe at Ashneer Grover, says no money left to pay salaries since Grover stole it all
Ashneer Grover, along with his wife Madhuri Jain, are not part of BharatPeanymore due to alleged "misappropriation of company funds".
- A former employee of BharatPe took to LinkedIn to request the company’s management to pay his salary for the month of March.
- Earlier today, Grover had also questioned the former chairperson of SBI and Sameer’s ability to run a fintech business.
AdvertisementThe brawl between Ashneer Grover and BharatPe’s management has been going on for quite some time, and there seems to be no sign of cooldown between the two. There have been mudslinging, uncalled for jibes and a slew of comments disrespecting each other.
On Wednesday (April 6), a former BharatPe employee took to LinkedIn to request the company’s management to pay his salary for the month of March. The individual, Karan Darki, alleged that BharatPe terminated the employment of all the old administrative staff and has not yet paid their salaries.
“We were with BharatPe ever since the company started and now we are nowhere because of your internal policies. We are poor people and have our houses to run, small kids to take care of. We have been spending our own money for the company's petty cash and our reimbursement bills have not yet been paid since December,” the LinkedIn post read.
Ashneer Grover, who was stripped of all BharatPe titles last month for alleged “misappropriation of company funds”, commented on the post requesting the company to look into this matter. He also tagged BharatPe’s chief executive officer (CEO)
Grover’s sister had also commented on a separate thread of the same post, selling BharatPe’s top management “a shameless bunch”. To which, Suhail responded that the company doesn't have enough capital to pay terminated employees’ salaries since her brother stole it all.
“Aashima Behen - tere bhai ne saara Paisa Chura liya [your brother stole all the money]. Very little left to pay salaries,” Suhail said.
He later apologized for the comment.
BharatPe's spokesperson has denied any social media comments which suggest that the company has not paid salaries to its employees.
"All the employees of the company have been paid their March salary in full. As per the company policy, employees serving their notice period will receive their full and final settlement amount in the due course as per company policy,” the company's spokesperson told Business Insider.
Earlier today, Ashneer Grover had also questioned Rajnish Kumar, the former chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI), and Sameer’s ability to run a fintech business. Kumar has been the chairperson of BharatPe since 2021.
Advertisement“So I just heard @bharatpeindia closed its first quarter of 'degrowth' and 'maximum cash burn' under able (sic) leadership of Rajnish Kumar and Suhail Sameer. 'Chaabi chheenna and hatti chalana do alag alag skills hai !' Ab Nani yaad aayegi - markets are the ultimate test & truth," Grover posted on Twitter.
Rajnish Kumar has over four decades of experience in the Indian banking industry. During his tenure, SBI focused on its digital drive with the introduction of the “You Only Need One” platform. He was also in charge of managing the bailout of Yes Bank of 2020.
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