Swadeshi Jagran Manch Demands Stoppage Of Amazon, Flipkart’s India Operations, Seeks CBI Probe
RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has demanded that the government should immediately withdraw permission granted to e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart-Walmart to operate in India as they are “violating norms”.
In a resolution recently passed at its national convention, the organization sought a CBI probe into the operations of Amazon, Flipkart-Walmart and other multinational e-commerce companies, alleging that they violated FDI (foreign) trade in India. are doing. Direct Investment) Regulations.
“Foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail business is controlled through FDI policy. Foreign players may not have an inventory based model to operate (in India). They need to be affected by the cash-burning model. Multinational e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Walmart/Flipkart are openly violating norms and operating unchecked in India.’
The body claimed that Amazon is “in a spree” to acquire brick and mortar retail outlets along with its e-commerce retail activities. It further said that the company’s investment in the Shoppers Stop and More retail chain “are some big steps in that direction.”
“In just three years, from 2017-18 to 2019-20, Amazon has spent Rs 9,788 crore on legal and professional fees in India. Internal sources have revealed that it was through these accounts to bribe officials in India. money is being sent from him,” it alleged.
This “proves” that the licenses and permissions obtained by “all such e-commerce companies” were obtained “fraudulently by using unfair means”, it added.
The SJM demanded in the resolution, “This is a very serious matter. The National Assembly of Swadeshi Jagran Manch demands that all the permissions given to these companies be immediately withdrawn and all their activities be declared illegal.”
“The entire matter should be probed by the CBI and as soon as the government officials, including those sitting in higher offices, who are directly or indirectly benefiting from these companies, are identified, they should be sent on leave to ensure a fair investigation.” should. the whole case; and be punished for their crimes,” it added.