May 25, 2020 | 11:00 AM IST
Amazon Jeff Bezos

Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos, who is in the National Capital on a three-day visit

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos kickstarts three-day visit to India from Rajghat
made his presence felt by paying respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Tuesday evening. Later, the Amazon chief tweeted a 44-second video of him dressed in traditional Indian attire – white churidar-kurta teamed with a saffron-coloured half-jacket - at the memorial.
He captioned the video, “Just landed in India and spent a beautiful afternoon paying my respects to someone who truly changed the world. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”- Mahatma Gandhi.

The e-commerce magnate is in the country to attend a summit, starting Wednesday, organized by Amazon in New Delhi which aims at bringing small and medium businesses together. Executives from Amazon India and other companies such as Infosys, ICICI Bank Limited and VISA are also expected to attend the event in large numbers.
Apart from this, the Amazon founder is also likely to meet senior government officials including those from the Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) that has ordered a probe against Amazon for alleged malpractices and competition law violations, including deep discounting and tie-ups with preferred sellers. 

It may be noted that the Traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also made it clear that the Amazon founder will be greeted with strong protests from traders across the country. CAIT will hold a protest march at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, between 11:30, am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday against ‘predatory discount practices’ of e-commerce companies.

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