RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has called on the government to immediately withdraw the permissions granted to e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart-Walmart to operate in India because they “flagrantly break the rules.”
In a resolution recently passed at its national conclave, the company also called for a CBI investigation into the operations of Amazon, Flipkart-Walmart and other multinational e-commerce companies, alleging they were doing business in India in “flagrantly” violating the FDI (foreign direct investment).
âForeign direct investment in multi-brand retail is regulated by FDI policy. Foreign players cannot have an inventory-based model to operate (in India). Amazon and Walmart / Flipkart are blatantly breaking the rules and operating uncontrollably in India, âsaid the SJM resolution passed at its 15th national conclave in Gwalior on December 26.
Amazon is “in the rush” to acquire retail outlets with its e-commerce retail business, the SJM said, adding that the company’s investment in the Shoppers Stop and More Retail chain is “worth it. important steps in this direction “. âFrom 2017-18 to 2019-2020, in just three years, Amazon spent Rs 9,788 crore on legal and professional fees in India. Inside sources revealed that the money was channeled through these accounts to bribe government officials into India, “he added. alleged.
This “proves” that the licenses and authorizations obtained by “all these e-commerce companies” were obtained “in a fraudulent manner using unfair means”, he added.
“This is a very serious matter. The Rashtriya Sabha of Swadeshi Jagran Manch demands that all authorizations granted to these companies be immediately withdrawn and that all their activities be declared illegal,” the SJM asked in the resolution.
“The whole matter should be investigated by the CBI and as soon as government officials, including those in high office, benefiting from these companies, directly or indirectly, are identified, they should be sent on leave to ensure a fair investigation of the whole matter and be punished for their infractions, âhe added.