Saturday, 28 March 2015

Budget Session OFF THE RECORD


१. कोण रे बाबा हा पत्रकार? "मला सगळच  कळत" या भ्रमावर हा पत्रकार सध्या वावरतोय. अलीकडेच मुंबई मध्ये आलेला हा पन्नाशीतला पत्रकार विधान परिषद मध्ये वार्ताहार कक्षात वावरताना दिसतो. पेपरचे नाव विचारूच नका! अर्ध्याहून जास्त ठिकाणी या इंग्रजी दैनिकाचे कार्यालय बंद पडलीत आहेत. पण तरीहि याचे  नखरे काही कमी  होत नाही. ठीक आहे पत्रकार म्हणून तुम्हाला २५ एक वर्ष झाली असतील. पण उपयोग काय? एक तरी स्कॅन्डल बाहेर काढले आहे का हो तुम्ही? एक तरी अधिकारी तुमच्यामुळे घरी गेला आहे का ? काही झाले हि असले तुमच्याकडून तरी इथे काही बातमी नाही राव!  च्याआयला आम्हीच बरे. ५ वर्षात आम्ही  ५ अधिकार्यांना घरी पाठवले, २ मेजर स्कॅन्डल बाहेर काढले ज्यावर चौकश्या सुरु आहेत. मला या राज्याचे दोन महान पत्रकार ज्यांना तुम्ही सलाम ठोकतात, "मानसपुत्र" आहे मी त्यांचा. असो. आम्ही काही इथे आमच्या गमजा मारत नाही. पण साहेबा, कृपया चांगले वागा. तुमच्याकडे अनुभव आहे म्हणून तुम्ही परिषदमध्ये बसणाऱ्या नवीन पत्रकारांना "चांगल्या स्टोरी" चे आमिष दाखवून त्यांचे  डब्बा खाणे, बरे नाही राव. तुम्ही कसे वागले पाहिजे, काय केले पाहिजे, कसे बोलले पाहिजे, नको आम्हाला तुमचे खोटे प्रेम! स्वतः तुमची ओळख लई, पण आमच्यामधला एखादा अनुभवी मुंबैया पत्रकार तुमच्या आडवा आला, तर राव "लय भारी" पडेल !सांभाळून राहा!

२.  अरे पंकजा मुंडे ताईंच्या केबिन मध्ये वावरणारा हा दुसरा मुंडे कोण हो? च्याआयला लई महत्व आहे बुवा या "पुरुष मुंडे" ला. याची तुलाना  म्हणतात कि तुम्ही जसा अशोक चव्हाणांकडे शहा नामक दलाल होता, शिवाजीराव मोघेंकडे प्रशांत अल्ल्यद्वार नामक पीए  होता, पाचापुतेंकडे मुठे होते, अजित पवारांकडे सुरेश जाधव होते, माणिकराव यांच्या कडे वर्मा आहे, किवा दर्डा यांच्याकडे  जसा पारस बोथरा होता त्याच्याशी करता येईल. असो. तुम्हाला अजून एक आतली बातमी इथे देतो. अमित शहा  यांच्याकडे  आता चंद्रकांत दादा नाही तर आपल्या मुंडे ताईंचे वजन वाढल्याचे कळले आहे. आता जरा जपून बार का… 

३. विद्यमान भाजपचे प्रदेशाध्यक्ष रावसाहेब दानवे यांनी केंद्रातून मंत्रीपदाचा नुकताच राजीनामा दिला. नियमाप्रमाणे राजीनामा दिल्यावर मंत्री म्हणून तुमचे सर्व अधिकार बाद होतात. तुमच्याकडून सर्व स्टाफ काढला जातो. पण हे काय दानवे साहेब? परवा विधान भवनात तुम्ही जेव्हा पत्रकारांना बाईट देत होतात तेव्हा तुमच्या मागे तो राजेंद्र अहिरवार नामक बोगस अधिकारी दिसला तुमची बग घेऊन. अहो, दानवे साहेब, हा तोच बोगस अहिरवार आहे, ज्याच्मुळे अनेकदा अनिल देशमुख मंत्री असताना नामुष्की झाली होती, ज्याच्या त्रासामुळे अनिल बाबुंवर वडिलांसारखे प्रेम करणारे अधिकारी त्यांना सोडून बदली करवून गेले,  ज्याला सगळ्यांसमोर अजितदादा यांनी त्याचा स्वभावामुळे प्रचंड झापले आहे, आणि हा तोच आहे, ज्याचावर विधान सभेत, खडसे यांनी  हा कसा भ्रष्टाचारी आहे, यावर तुफान भाषण केले  होते, हा तोच अहिरवार. माझ्या कडे आहेत त्या भाषणाची प्रती! ऒह! आता कळले, की हा तुमच्या बरोबर का होता? तुम्ही पण देशाचे अन्न व नागरी पुरवठा मंत्री होतात,  नाही का?  अहिरवार याने भ्रष्टाचाराचे बाळकडू अनिल देश्मुखांकडेच घेतले असे ऐकले होते! 

1. Story of a Journalist. This around 50ish "I know everything" Reporter reports from the gallery of Vidhan  Parishad for an English Daily which has almost lost the plot in Pune, and is in serious trouble in Mumbai, as well. But this journalist, who boasts of being a journalist for 25 years describes this profession as his "Dhanda" and is acting and advising anyone who meets him in the Press Box at the upper house, even if it is not required. A lot of new comers in the press box are irritated as they have to share their tiffin for this whimsical person compulsorily, in return he promises them the "actual story"...... he knows everything right....in one of the press conferences of the Leader of Opposition recently, the media was stunned when this bloke asked a baseless question, which saw the LOP and also the Media persons getting irritated and fuming... Mr Punekar in Mumbai, we Mumbai Journalists have a huge appetite for over-smart, rude, i know everything, food sharing, whimsical, advising, cunning,  journalists...it will only take a year more for your antics, before these actual journalists show you your place.
2.  I want to know who on earth is this certain "Munde" in Minister's Pankaja Munde's office is? Heard he is doing exactly SAME TO SAME what a certain Shah did for Ashok Chavhan, Prashant Allyadwar to Shivajirao Moghe, Rajendra Muthe to Babanrao Pachpute, Suresh Jadhav to Ajit Pawar, Verma to Manikrao Thakre, and Paras Bothra to Rajendra  Darda, does. Also one more breaking...It's no more Chandrakant Patil, from Maharashtra, who holds a special place in the office of Amit Shah. The equations have changed. Now it is our very own Pankaja Tai...Wah!! As per our sources, Tai is the next leader to watch out for...  

3. Raosaheb Danve, now BJP State President, resigned from the Center recently. Apparently with the resignation, all his staffs who are government servants should go, claim rule-books. But in a latest Press Conference to the TV media at Vidhan Bhavan, I could spot Rajendra Ahirwaar in the corner somewhere in Danve's convey, holding Danve's bag. Sir, let me remind you, he is the same Ahirwaar who worked as APS with you in Delhi, but he is  in a big way responsible for Anil Deshmukh's debacle in Vidhan sabha, here in Nagpur. Same person who was reprimanded by Ajit Pawar, same person on whom Mr Khadse in Vidhan Bhavan has claimed of earning commission behind every ration shops hearing (i have proceedings..Khadse has practically spoken all the things never imagining that one day he would have to see Ahirwar with his partys state head). Oh now i get it ! In Center also, you were in charge of Food and Civil Supply....no wonder....you have retained him. 



Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Some OFF THE RECORD happenings at Vidhan Bhavan...Budget Session

1. Gosh, it was a nightmare....some little over enthusiastic chirpie deskwala in Lokmat headlined "Yadu Joshi's  elder brother passed away"....and i answered some 100 calls just to clarify that EVEN my father's (Hemant Joshi) elder brother had passed away...RIP Balwant Kaka...
2. So, everybody mourned on Aaba's death on the first day at the Vidhan Sabha. People spoke their hearts out. But when Aaba was on his death bed, Aaba's wife now to be an MLA, stayed at our Government resthouse in Bandra for quite sometime..The shrewd officer or the department, on whose direction i dont know, whilst aabas body was taken to his native place for the final rites, handed over a bill of Rs 40,000/- of her stay to the family. Aaba's family paid the bill.  Couldn't we have let gone this amount, officers? Afterall, Even Anti Corruption would have let this one go.... NCPs big leaders or even Supriya Sule or Ajit Pawar didn't bother to clear the amount (had they known)and they talked about taking care of Aabas family  in their speeches,...haha...
3. Okay, as per the information recieved, Aaba's daughter is waiting to join the political bandwagon. But instead, Aabas wife, who has never ever tasted this dirty water is made to swim in the sea of our Maharashtra Politics.I see another Mrs. "So silent in the assembly" Kupekar in happening. Aaba's one brother also has a medical condition, (not to be dislcosed) and the other brother is a pure farmer. So instead of the ambitious daughter, a house wife is given the preference. Why Supriya ji?
4. Vasant Dawkhare was at his element best on the fateful day of removal of Shivajirao Deshmukh. His one liners were the only thing which kept me amused throughout. But, not seen a worst day of politics in my life. Those who are in Governent were fighting amongst themseleves, Opposition parties were exchanging heated arguments which led to mudslinging. One person who was enjoying this quietly form the gallery was Ajit Pawar. Congress's wait and watch policy and to expose the BJP And NCP alliance has opened a lot of doors for the party think tanks.
5. Budget was aptly described by a senior journalist, as ATM....Astil tar Miltil...(If funds are there, you will get it).  Thats true! 
6. Casually went to our "Amul Baby" Minister to warn her about the staffs she has taken. One PA, who has come from the FDA, is facing a Departmental enquiry and very soon a criminal proceeding against him will be iniatiated. He also has apparently taken a VRS, which he thinks will save him from the enquiry. Watch this space for further exposure with names..... Other PA has another departmental enquiry going on who hails from the Food & Civil Supply Department. And the best part, Private Secretary to Amul Baby is from SRA...Do i need to say more...GAD and Devendra Fadnavis....where has your so called intelligence report on staffs gone?
7. A little tiff was experienced in the lower house between Girish Mahajan and Satish Anna Patil, both from Jalgaon District, over gestures. Mahajan defended himself says, he dosent have a face that resembles hooliganism and that of a "goonda"..but Girishji, remember, you have the same innocent face that had attracted contractors to offer you 100 crores bribe...FACEOFF is it ? 
8. An MLC of NCP from Nagpur was compalining as to how the leader of opposition, state party president party and even the deputy speaker dont allow him to speak at all in the house...instead chances are only given to the first 3 row holders. Wonder what Davkhare Jr would think about this?
9. Is it allowed to eat during the ongoing legislative assembly on the floor? If no, someone please put in a word to Praniti Shinde, as after every hour she is seen putting her head down and enjoying her gum..the other day Praniti was sitting next to Mrs Chavan..Gosh even she couldnt resist the goodies given by Praniti......Miss Shinde, if not cameras , we journos are surely watching! 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

BJP... Even you didn't spare the Tribals....

कोणी ही असो…आदिवासी विकास भ्रष्टाचाराशिवाय होणार नाही  !

अलिकडची निविदा संपूर्ण "बोगस"

एक कंत्राटदार हीच खरेदी देऊ शकतो ५०% कमी दरात!!!

राष्ट्रवादीचे बबनराव पाचपुते असो, किवा मधुकर पिचड, किवा सरकार कोणाचे ही असो, राष्ट्रवादी कॉंग्रेस किवा कॉंग्रेस आय, किवा भाजपचे,  आदिवासी विकास भ्रष्टाचाराशिवाय होणार नाही , हे माझे ठाम मत झाले आहे. निश्चितच! या वेळी सुद्धा मी या संदर्भात पुरावे तुमच्या  समोर ठेवतो.