Bleak Future For Babu Buddies

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With clear indications coming from various sources, it is increasingly becoming clear that Chandrababu Naidu is on his way out. Unofficial surveys and poll-watchers are predicting a huge landslide for YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Already, several IAS and IPS officers have begun to make a beeline at the YSRCP leaders' residences "seeking their blessings.'

At the same time, senior officials who were biased towards Chandrababu and served him all these years are apprehensive. They are worried about their future and they know for sure that Jagan Mohan Reddy would be very vindictive on them for their heavily biased actions. Already Chief Secretary Anil Punetha has been transferred by the Election Commission. He is unlikely to return. He is now trying to go to the Central cadre. Another senior IAS officer Satish Chandra has always been a Chandrababu Naidu favourite. During YSRCP regime, he was shunted to an insignificant post for nearly 10 years. Now, it is being said that he is trying to go to the Central Government on deputation. Several other IAS and IPS officers who acted as Babu's pets are said to have applied for deputation to the Central Government.

But, with Narendra Modi government adopting a tough attitude towards IAS deputations and taking a serious view of officials' act of omission and commission, there officials have a difficult future ahead.