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    CAIT threatens nationwide agitation over Walmart-Flipkart deal

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    Retail trader body Confederation of All India Traders () has threatened nationwide agitation if the government clears US $16 billion - deal.

    CAIT threatens nationwide agitation over Walmart-Flipkart deal
    The basic fundamentals of the deal are based on circumvention of the law with an underlying object to exploit, manipulate and control the retail sector including e-commerce, CAIT said

    “Since last five years we are knocking the doors of the government for bringing reforms in e-commerce but all has gone to deaf ears which encouraged Walmart to buy Flipkart and enter into retail trade indirectly,” CAIT said in a statement.

    The deal will increase malpractices manifold in e-commerce spectrum, it said.

    The basic fundamentals of the deal are based on circumvention of the law with an underlying object to exploit, manipulate and control the retail sector including e-commerce, it added.

    Last month, the US retailer Walmart Inc announced acquisition of 77 percent stake in Flipkart in its biggest takeover till date. The deal values the 11-year old Indian e-commerce firm at USD 20.8 billion.