11/11/2016 11:53 AM IST | Updated 11/11/2016 1:33 PM IST

Paytm Chief Vijay Shekhar Had This Perfect Clapback To Arvind Kejriwal's Tweet


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On Tuesday evening, in a move aimed at curbing the menace of black money and corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the scrapping of ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes.

Paytm, India's largest mobile payments company and e-commerce platform, quickly took to social media and tweeted this:

Paytm also put out an ad in the newspapers on Wednesday and Thursday that prominently featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph.

This didn't go too well with Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener, Arvind Kejriwal, who tweeted: "Paytm biggest beneficiary of PM's announcement. Next day PM appears in its ads. Whats the deal, Mr PM?"

Kejriwal termed it "utterly shameful" that the Prime Minister's photo was being used by the private online payment firm, Paytm.

He tweeted, "Utterly shameful. Do people want their PM to model for private companies? Tomorrow, if these companies do wrongdoings, who will act against them?"

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar took notice of the CM's tweet and gave a fitting response.

He explained that it was not his company but all of India that was a beneficiary and how Paytm was just trying to do its bit.

He tweeted, "Dear Sir, The biggest beneficiary is our country. We are just a tech startup, trying to solve financial inclusion & make India proud."

Vijay Shekhar/ Twitter

And, of course, there was this by senior journalist Ashok Malik:


Malik Ashok/ Twitter

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