Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Saturday found himself at the receiving end on Twitter. Sharma shared a screenshot of Rs 10,000 donation he made to help the people of flood-hit Kerala and urged others to do the same. However, many users on Twitter felt Sharma's contribution was way too less given his wealth.
To make it even worse, Paytm in another tweet announced that it had received contributions of Rs 10 crore in less than 48 hours from more than 4 lakh Paytm users across India. The announcement further irked the people who called Sharma's donation as a marketing gimmick. A twitter user by the name of Prem Babel said: "So you have earned more than what you have donated. Good business tactics."
In no time, the screenshot, which has been deleted now, was doing rounds on social media. Many started ridiculing Sharma for being such a miser.
We are extremely proud to announce that we have received contributions of INR 10 Crore+ in less than 48 hours from more than 4 lakh Paytm users across India for #KeralaFloodRelief 🙏#IndiaForKerala 🇮🇳— Paytm (@Paytm) August 18, 2018
@vijayshekhar you are one disgusting person. I hope your children feel ashamed of you.— SanghiLiveWire (@SanghiLiveWire) August 18, 2018
That's all I wanted to say. Bye.#KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/NciiP3nLjd
"Rs 10K from a billionaire? Not bad to advertise 4 the Paytm app by posting it here & specifically mentioning 2 Paytm app? Don't follow cheap capitalist hippies. Use any other means excluding Paytm. @vijayshekhar," said another Twitter user.
Rs. 10K from a billionaire? Not bad to advertise 4 the Paytm app by posting it here & specifically mentioning 2 Paytm app?— Chaddilectual (@Chaddilectual) August 18, 2018
Don’t follow cheap capitalist hippies. Use any other means excluding Paytm. @vijayshekhar pic.twitter.com/HQo8t1ZEKH