Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday released some videos purportedly showing e-wallet company Paytm being promoted at a slum cluster by Delhi BJP leaders. However, the leaders maintained that they were simply explaining the functionings of government app BHIM.
AAP spokesperson Richa Pandey Mishra accused BJP of playing the role of a sales team for the e-wallet company that has a Chinese company as its biggest investor.
“Paytm is sponsoring BJP rallies and BJP leaders are in turn promoting the company. Has BJP turned into a sales team of Paytm? BJP must be aware that a Chinese company is the biggest investor in that company,” Mishra told a press conference.
Referring to an event organised by the BJP in Rajinder Nagar constituency's Inder Puri slum cluster, she said the event was also attended by the party's Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari.
“Our leaders were sharing the nitty-gritty of BHIM (Bharat Interface for Moneyapp) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There is nothing wrong if Paytm had a presence as well as the company is well-recognised by the government. But it was not promoted by us,” Delhi BJP media in-charge Praveen Kapoor said.
With PTI Inputs