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On Corruption at Vaikuntam complex in Tirupati Balaji Temple

There are numerous complaints by devotees regarding officials taking bribe and allowing people to jump queue at the Vaikuntam complex in Tirupati Balaji Temple . The Hindu looks into this matter in an article titled  “Vaikuntam complex turns corridor for corruption.” Middlemen, with the help of staffers of the hill shrine, are making hay by allowing devotees for a faster darshan illegally Every time the management endeavours plugging the loopholes, the ‘highly-connected’ middlemen come out with a nefarious design and thwart the efforts of the administration in maintaining a corrupt-free system, reportedly by luring the staff working at the centres. With the management focusing much of its attention on the Vaikuntam – I Complex through which all the VIPs and paid ticket holders are allowed for darshan, the second Vaikuntam Complex meant for the ordinary pilgrims naturally has become more susceptible to corruption. The normal inattention nevertheless has proved a blessing i