Flipkart CEO Sachin Bansal reacts to Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal's comment that there were not many “quality” engineers in India.
The battle between e-commerce majors Flipkart and Snapdeal is not just in the online market place. On Friday, a ‘debate’ between the firms’ heads erupted on Twitter. Reacting to Snapdeal co-founder Rohit Bansal’s comment that there were not many “quality” engineers in India, Flipkart CEO Sachin Bansal took a dig at him on the micro-blogging site, suggesting the fault lay in Snapdeal and not the country.
“Don’t blame India for your failure to hire great engineers. They join for culture and challenge,” Sachin Bansal tweeted. He added that he was just stating the facts and that it has become fashionable to say everything is bad in India.
Check out Sachin Bansal’s tweet:
Don’t blame India for your failure to hire great engineers. They join for culture and challenge https://t.co/Fqku8Xi58X
— Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) May 29, 2015
On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal had quoted Snapdeal’s Bansal as saying, “If you think about the landscape in India, not too many product companies got built here.” Hours later, Snapdeal’s Bansal tweeted, “Talking abt culture, @snapdeal happened to be rated top 10 places to work in India, in case headline hunters missed…” Check out the tweet by Snapdeal’s Rohit Bansal:
Later, backing Sachin Bansal’s views, founder & CEO of mobile wallet player Paytm Vijay Shekhar Sharma tweeted saying, “India has engineers, architects and all you need. People seek purpose and mission to give their life to.”
The Indian e-trade segment is no stranger to spats and put-downs on social media. Earlier this month, in a Facebook post, Housing.com CEO Rahul Yadav had challenged Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal and Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal to give away their stake to employees, like he had just done. In response, Goyal had said, “Awww. So cute.”
Check out Vijay Shekhar’s tweet:
India has engineers, architects and all you need. People seek purpose and mission to give their life to. https://t.co/caF6pHKX1V — Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) May 29, 2015
The fiercely-fought Indian e-commerce space is expected to be worth $16 billion by this year end.