Protests in India have proven that the Raj has had its day on the sub-continent and British supermarkets are not the "Raj" as far as Indians go.
Global supermarkets attempting to cash in on India's new found wealth, including British ones, are being confronted with protests and strikes all over India because common Indians feel their government is selling out under pressure form the very rich conglomerates. So today they went on strike to make sure Tesco's don't get a foot in the door of their precious land.
It is OK if Nokia, Bosch, Siemens, McDonalds, Burger King, Manchester United, etc, invade their country, but global supermarkets, especially British ones; never apart from Lidl and Aldi because they're cheap and German and who really won the war?
One protestor, Saiid Sickh Singh, told reporters, "we are India and not the Raj anymore so stick your supermarkets up your Kyber Pass and go back there, but please let Lidl and Aldi in!"
This was the general view of the protestors because if Tesco's or any others get their foot in the Indian door the middle and upper class would benefit and the "Untouchables" would continue to be what they are, untouchable. (But not at Lidl and Aldi!)