He also said that Amazon was not doing India a favour by investing a billion dollars in the country. It is investing to reduce its losses in India, he said. With this kind of statements, it now appears highly unlikely that Amazon CEO would get to meet even Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goel. "The meeting may not take place," said a trade analyst.
Questions are also being raised over the huge discounts that Amazon is offering to its customers. Already, Amazon is facing a probe in the European Union and the US. The Competition Commission of India too is probing a complaint filed against Amazon by the Delhi Vyapari Maha Sangh, which said that Amazon was resorting to unfair trade practices.