The All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA) has now filed a petition with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Flipkart for apparently abusing its dominant position in e-commerce, reports PTI. AIOVA represents about 3,500 sellers present on various e-commerce platforms like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. In its petition, AIOVA reportedly writes that Flipkart India, the subsidiary of Flipkart Singapore, is a wholesale dealer which acquires goods from various parties and immediately sell the goods to retail sellers like WS Retail Services and others at huge discounts, who subsequently would sell those goods at unmatched prices as sellers on internet platform under the name Flipkart.com. It adds that this kind of "preferential treatment and discriminatory conduct", is prohibited under the Competition Act. AIOVA also alleges that Flipkart is "killing many independent sellers who depend on its platform for their livelihood". AIOVA has asked the anti-competition watchdog to direct Flipkart…
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