Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos attracted significant opposition during a tour of India intended to underscore its importance as a growth driver for Amazon. The country’s antitrust regulator initiated a formal investigation hours before his arrival, and retailers affiliated with the Confederation of All India Traders organized sit-ins and public rallies in multiple cities to protest Amazon’s traditional cut-price approach and exclusive-selling practices. Outside the venue of Amazon India’s annual event for small retailers, demonstrators held banners proclaiming “Amazon, go back!” and with Bezos’ face crossed-out. The CEO sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi but that didn’t come through.
Archana Chaudhary and Saritha Rai, ‘Why Jeff Bezos’ billion-dollar pledge hasn’t impressed anyone in India’, Economic Times