CAIT strongly criticize CM Vijay Rupani for signing MoU with Amazon
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has strongly criticized Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for the act of the Gujarat Government entering an MOU with Amazon to take help of Amazon to boost its exports through Amazon Global Selling. Besides the traders of Gujarat, the traders across the Country felt cheated at the hands of the Gujarat government for shaking hands with a known law offender Company. The CAIT will oppose such MOU and will take the decision at a meeting of National Trade Leaders to be held on 9th September 2021. The conference will be attended by leafing trade leaders from all States for finalizing a strategy for a national campaign protesting against multi-nationals engaged e-commerce, said CAIT leaders. The CAIT which often backs the ruling party BJP is the biggest organization of traders in India.
CAIT National President B C Bhartia and Secretary-General Praveen Khandelwal while strongly criticizing the BJP lead Gujarat Government said that on the one hand, the Union Government’s statutory bodies Competition Commission of India and Enforcement Directorate is conducting an investigation against Amazon for indulging in anti-competitive practices and violation of e-commerce rules as also a violation of FEMA whereas on the other hand, the Gujarat Government is shaking hands with Amazon for boosting sales of its products through Amazon.
The CAIT leaders said that Chief Minister Rupani has acted just like a ruler of a State shaking hands with the East India Company which had sinister motives of making the country an economic slave.
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that this act of the Gujarat Government (home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is leading to make products of Gujarat captivate at the hands of Amazon. Does Gujarat Chief Minister know the on-ground operations of Amazon or before taking such a decision, has he gone through various charges levelled against Amazon? Has he consulted the Union Government before taking such a decision? The CAIT leaders said that Chief Minister Rupani has acted just like a ruler of a State shaking hands with the East India Company which had sinister motives of making the country an economic slave. It is highly regretted that the lawyers of the Central Government are exposing Amazon in various courts including Supreme Court but on the other hand, the State Government of Gujarat is entering an MOU with Amazon.
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that they will raise this issue with BJP President J P Nadda and Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and apprise them of the political consequences of this act of the Gujarat Government.
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