E-commerce main Amazon has been termed as “East India Firm 2.0” by the RSS-linked weekly, Panchjanya, which has additionally alleged that the agency has paid crores of rupees in bribes for beneficial authorities insurance policies.
In its newest version, which is able to hit the stands on October 3, Panchjanya has carried a canopy story that’s extremely crucial of Amazon.
“Regardless of the East India Firm did within the 18th century to seize India, the identical is seen within the actions of Amazon,” the article titled “East India Firm 2.0” reads.
Claiming that Amazon needs to ascertain its monopoly within the Indian market, it says, “For doing so, it has began taking initiatives for seizing the financial, political and private freedom of the Indian residents.”
Hitting out at Amazon’s video platform, Prime Video, the article says it has been releasing films and tv sequence which might be towards the Indian tradition.
It additionally alleges that Amazon has established many proxy entities and “there are experiences that it has distributed crores in bribes for insurance policies in its favour”.
Amazon is locked in a authorized tussle over the takeover of Future Group and is dealing with a probe by the Competitors Fee of India (CCI).
There have been experiences that the US e-commerce big is investigating alleged bribes paid by its authorized representatives in India and it spent a staggering Rs 8,546 crore or USD 1.2 billion in authorized bills for sustaining a presence within the nation throughout 2018-20.
The primary opposition occasion, Congress, has demanded a Supreme Court docket-monitored probe into the alleged bribery case involving Amazon.
Earlier, RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch had additionally demanded motion towards e-commerce gamers like Amazon for circumventing legal guidelines detrimental to the pursuits of merchants and indulging in unethical enterprise practices. PTI