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Tirupati VIP Darshan Tickets Cancelled But Will It Help Devotees

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board has decided to do away with VIP Darshan Tickets at the famous TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple. Currently VIP Darshan tickets are categorized into top priority, priority and general VIPs. Scrapping of VIP darshan tickets mean thousands of common people will enjoy darshan without waiting for long hours in queue. But will this be a reality in a temple where corruption is rampant?
The Hindu writes
Senior management officials feel that the board has not only has succumbed to political pressure but has also opened the floodgates for black marketers through its hasty decision.
The scrapping of the categorization of VIP tickets, officials fear, will see a spurt in the black marketing of darshan tickets and recommendation letters will be openly sold at all major hotels and tourist cabs in the district.Hindu Blog View
Corruption cannot be rooted out from Tirupati. Wealth is the problem here. Who provides money to the temple? The devotees. So we can stop this…