Addressing at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal criticised Tata and in wider perspective said that the local businesses should not just focus on profits or think of bypassing local laws. Following which, he faced the criticism on social media today for his remarks.
His comments caught public attention and sparked up a debate on social media after a newspaper reported the government had asked the CII to block videos with Mr Goyal’s comments on Saturday.
Two links to those videos, wherein Piyush Goyal was heard saying that many big domestic businesses had overlooked national interests and that $106 billion Tata Group’s objections to proposed policy changes for e-commerce had frankly upset him, shared with journalists were now marked private and blocked.
However, The Confederation of All India Traders welcomed his stand today, saying it to be highly unfortunate that Tata was opposing government’s e-commerce rules.