Ashneer Grover has fired another shot at BharatPe after a senior executive on LinkedIn posted charts claiming the company had seen its fortunes soar in March. Mr Grover, who still mentions being the chief executive of the payments company on his Twitter profile, was stripped of all titles and positions last month after a third-party audit alleged serious governance flaws under it.
However, Mr Grover continues to occasionally clash with BharatPe Chief Executive Suhail Sameer and the company on social media.
In his last swipe, Mr. Grover commented on BharatPe Chief Product Officer Ankur Jain’s charts describing how the company saw its best-ever performance in March.
“The last few months at BharatPe have been tumultuous. But everyone in the company gathered and executed brilliantly. March 2022 was the best month in BharatPe’s journey. It was a concerted effort by the team to make this happen. The numbers speak for itself,” Mr. Jain wrote on the professional network website.
Mr. Grover replied, “Sir, numbers are much better quantitatively. Can you help me understand them better?”
He posted data comparing his performance to Mr. Sameer, the CEO. He also left the fields under Mr Sameer blank and asked the BharatPe manager who posted the charts to fill in the blanks.
In what has been seen as BharatPe’s attempt to get behind the controversy surrounding Mr Grover, the payments company said it is on track to start listing on the exchanges in the next 18-24 months.
The board will decide what to do with the money allegedly defrauded by Mr Grover, but the focus is on keeping employees and teams stable, Mr Samer told PTI news agency.
BharatPe, which enables store owners to make digital payments, is now located in 225 cities – more than double from the previous fiscal year – and has more than 8 million merchants on board, up from 5 million in fiscal 2022.
Mr Grover also had to go on leave in January following allegations of abusive language against Kotak Mahindra Bank staff and fraudulent practices. He had accused Mr Sameer of siding with investors to remove him from office.