New Delhi, Jan 25 (KNN) Amid reports of likely deferment of e -commerce FDI policy, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) while reacting sharply said that any extension/ deferment/amendment or change made in FDI policy in e-commerce at this stage will be conceived as weakness of the government. The government must not buckle under the pressure of these large e-commerce giants in the election year. They will have to pay the price in terms of a major setback in trader’s votes if they defer the 1st February Deadline, warned Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of CAIT. He said that it will also construed as back stabbing of trading community of the Country which will strongly and stoutly oppose any such move , if taken by the government. Now it is the real test of the government priorities, 7 crore small traders & retailer’s v/s large e-commerce giants. The entire trading community will vote against the government if they extend the deadline. The CAIT will also compelled to launch a nationwide campaign against any such move to expose the hollowness of the government particularly in this matter which has direct bearing on livelihood of crores of traders and their employees. The CAIT has also demanded that the DIPP should immediately convene a meeting of stakeholders and make the stand clear to end the confusion and bring end to pressure tactics of global e-commerce players and their mentors at US. The small shop keeper present at every corner of country have ability to change the wind of politics, said CAIT.
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