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June 29, 2012

Loot, Loot & Loot in MP
With long-pending corruption cases against many IAS officers in Madhya Pradesh, it seems that they can get away with anything in the state
by Ravindra Dubey
What does the abbreviation IAS stand for? Indian Administrative Service, one would answer. But this is the formal and official interpretation and is just too simplistic an answer. In fact, it has several meanings – ‘I Am Safe’ for one.
It is a common belief that an IAS officer is beyond any harm. The perception is that nothing can be done against him (or her) and he (or she) can get away with anything. At least that is what it looks like in Madhya Pradesh.
There seems to be a total babu raj in the state and it looks like if you are a bureaucrat, you can get away with any amount of corruption. This is happening in a state where the BJP, otherwise a ‘party with a difference’, is ruling for the second term.

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