WATCH: Paytm CEO’s triumphalism as India queued up for cash

Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO of the digital payments company that has benefited from demonetisation, celebrates while the rest of us stood in line outside banks and ATMS to withdraw our own money


NH Features

A recent video of Paytm CEO and India’s richest startup founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s “rousing speech” to a cheering audience of Paytm employees at the annual company party is out on YouTube. Sharma has also shared longer versions of this video on his Facebook wall. It’s an illuminating look at the triumphalism of the man atop the company that has benefited immensely from demonetisation, while Indians stood in line outside banks and ATMs to withdraw their own hard-earned money.

Some choice quotes: “Ye hai Paytm! Jo hamare saath nahi hain woh royenge! Ek saal mein wo kiya jo unhone 10 saal me nahin kiya! 2017 will be ours! Kaise nahi hoga? Kaleja diya, jaan di, khoon diya, sara kuch laga diya! Humne kuch socha, aur s***a doosron ki pant geeli nahi hui to kya socha! B******d! Ab koi India mein hamari taraf nahin dekh raha, kyon? Hamare ko saara desh nahi, saari duniya dekh rahi hai!”

The video has provoked mixed reactions on Twitter:

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Published: 18 Jan 2017, 6:18 PM