BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer and Ashneer Grover at war of words on LinkedIn
The fight between BharatPe’s management and co-founder and former MD Ashneer Grover escalated on Thursday as a war of words erupted between the two on LinkedIn.
Tagging BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer in a LinkedIn post from a former employee who said he hadn’t received his dues, Grover lashed out at management. “People, please look into this. Not done – their salaries need to be paid first,” Grover said. He also later tweeted that the company experienced its first quarter of decline after its exit.
Meanwhile, Grover’s sister, Aashima Grover, later added, “The CEO and all the management are currently in Goa burning the company’s money, please ask them to donate the money to the employees.”
To this, Sameer retaliated by alleging that Ashneer Grover had stolen all the money from the company and therefore there was not enough money left to pay salaries. This angered users of the social media platform.
“My friends, I apologize for having irritated many of you.
In hindsight, that was irrelevant. We are already working on the full and final payment of former employees,” Sameer later replied on the former employee’s LinkedIn post.
“My comment was a reaction to a particular statement, not the post. But I accept the error. I also ask that you be patient and refrain from building a story based on a false narrative,” a- he added.
The company also later clarified that it denied the allegation of non-payment of wages and added that all employees had received their March dues in full. “Per company policy, employees who serve their notice period will receive their full and final settlement amount in a timely manner, per company policy,” he said.