Traders to protest against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos India visit on Jan 15

Traders to protest against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos India visit on Jan 15

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New Delhi, Jan 12 : Traders across the country will protest against the forthcoming visit of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos which is scheduled on January 15, said Traders' body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday.

"The Amazon CEO visit will see huge protests across the country under the banner of the CAIT in association with All India Mobile Retailers Association, All India Consumer Products Distributors Federation," the CAIT said in a statement. More than 5000 trade bodies will participate in the protest. The traders will hold 'Halla Bol' protest and demonstrations in about 300 cities of different states across the country.

"As per media reports Jeff Bejos has also sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the CAIT has already sent a communication last week to the Prime Minister seeming an audience with CAIT delegation prior to holding meeting with Bezos.

It will enable CAIT to apprise the Prime Minister about sinister game and evil design of Amazon business game which has already destroyed business of lakhs of small traders in the country," the statement added. CAIT national president B C Bhartia and Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that Bezos visit to India is to build a wrong and false narrative that Amazon is empowering small traders with tremendous growth in their respective business through its e commerce portal.

"It’s a white lie having no legs to stand. The traders will observe 15 January as National Protest Day and will strongly oppose Bezos visit," it said. (UNI)