Ashneer Grover bharatpe co-founder Stands Firm Amid Controversy Over Indore's Cleanliness Ranking

Amidst a recent controversy surrounding his comments on Indore's top ranking in the Centre's cleanliness survey, Ashneer Grover, co-founder of BharatPe, has expressed his willingness to apologize to the city while firmly standing his ground against apologizing to politicians. The controversy escalated when a non-cognizable offence information report (NCR) was filed against Grover after a video surfaced in which he appeared to suggest that Indore's top ranking had been "bought."

In response to the developments, Grover took to his platform, X, and shared the controversial video alongside a statement in which he extended an apology to the city of Indore. He praised the city's residents and its charm while emphasizing that the comments he made were in jest during a playful conversation comparing Bhopal and Indore. Grover clarified that the audience had enjoyed the exchange, and no one had taken offense at the time or later.

However, Grover made it abundantly clear that he would not apologize to any politician, regardless of their party affiliation. He appeared resolute in his stance, even welcoming the filing of FIRs or cases against him, asserting that it would not deter him. He emphasized that he would not yield to bullying tactics and urged against making an issue out of a harmless statement. Grover acknowledged that it might be an election year, but he had faith in the intelligence of the people, particularly the residents of Indore, whom he commended as "super smart." He expressed confidence in their hospitality and reaffirmed his intention to visit Indore as he pleased.

Regarding the Bhopal vs. Indore comparison, Grover disclosed his personal preference for Bhopal, asserting that he believed it to be not only the best city in Madhya Pradesh but also the best in India. He was forthright in expressing his opinion, highlighting that his loyalty to Bhopal was unwavering.

Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, has achieved the top ranking in the Centre's Swachh Sarvekshan (Cleanliness Survey) for six consecutive years.

In conclusion, Ashneer Grover's response to the controversy surrounding his remarks demonstrates his commitment to his views while expressing his willingness to extend an apology to the city of Indore. The situation highlights the delicate balance between humor, opinion, and political sensitivities in today's public discourse. Source : Business Insider India



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