Thursday, December 25, 2008

विधिमंडळ परिसरात आमदारांचे धूम्रपान

सार्वजनिक ठिकाणच्या "धूम्रपान बंदी'ची अधिसूचना धुडकावण्याचे चित्र नवे नाही...मात्र हेच दृश्‍य विधिमंडळ परिसरातील असेल तर ?..

विधिमंडळ परिसरात सध्या कडेकोट बंदोबस्त आहे. साधी काडीपेटी नेणेही जिकरीचे, तिथे सर्रास धूम्रपान सुरू असल्याचे धक्कादायक वास्तव बुधवारी या परिसरात उघडकीस आले. खिडकीशेजारी उभे राहून धूर सोडणाऱ्या आमदारांच्या गप्पा अशा रंगल्या होत्या, की त्यांना कायद्याची आणि नियमांची सोडा, पण कॅमेरे घेऊन सज्ज असणाऱ्या मंडळींचेही भान राहिले नाही. कायदे घडविणाऱ्या "विधिमंडळा'च्या देखत होणाऱ्या उल्लंघनाची विधानसभा अध्यक्ष बाबासाहेब कुपेकर दखल घेतील काय, असा प्रश्‍न विचारला जात आहे.

अधिवेशन सुरू असल्यामुळे विधिमंडळ परिसरात सध्या कडेकोट बंदोबस्त आहे. कुणी "परिंदा' ही "पर' मारू शकणार नाही, अशी चोख (?) व्यवस्था परिसरात आहे. तरीहीदेखील सवयीचे गुलाम असणाऱ्या अनेकांनी या परिसरात धूम्रपानासाठी "सुरक्षित' स्थळदेखील शोधून ठेवले असल्याचे गेल्या आठ दिवसांतील निरीक्षणानंतर निदर्शनास आले. प्रसाधनगृहे, कॅण्टीनचे किचन, पक्ष कार्यालयातील पडद्यामागची जागा किंवा परिसरात उभ्या असलेल्या चार चाकी वाहनांचा धूम्रपानासाठी सर्रास वापर केला जात आहे.

धूम्रपानावरील बंदी मोडण्याच्या घटनांवर बुधवारी (ता. २४), तर कडीच झाली. एका आमदार महोदयांनी विधिमंडळाच्या इमारतीमधील खिडकीजवळ उभे राहूनच मनसोक्त धूम्रपान करीत असल्याचे बघून उपस्थितांना धक्काच बसला. त्यांना "कंपनी' देण्यास आणखी एक विधानसभा सदस्य होते. या घटनेमुळे सार्वजनिक स्थळी धूम्रपान करणाऱ्या सामान्य नागरिकांवर कारवाईची भाषा वापरणारे सरकार सरकारच्या जवळ असणाऱ्यांच्या बाबतीत नियम शिथिल तर करीत नाही ना, असा स्वाभाविक प्रश्‍न पडला आहे. विधिमंडळ परिसरात ही बंदी कशाप्रकारे तोडली जाते याच्या मागावर "सकाळ'चा चमू होता. त्यात हे आमदार बुधवारी अडकले.

बंदी असूनही शहरात अनेक सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी हा प्रकार सुरू आहेच; परंतु विधिमंडळ परिसरातील हा प्रकार धक्कादायक असल्याचे मत व्यक्त होत आहे. गुटख्याच्या पुड्या आणि इतर आक्षेपार्ह वस्तूदेखील परिसरातील कर्मचारी, पोलिस आणि पुढाऱ्यांजवळ आढळून येतात. कायदा करणाऱ्यांवरच जर वचक निर्माण करता येत नसेल तर बंदीचे आदेश हवेत कशाला, असा संतप्त सूरही यानिमित्ताने आता निघू लागला आहे.

आमदारांनी सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी केलेल्या धुम्रपानाविषयी आपल्याला काय वाटते. कायदा करणारेच कायदा मोडत असतील, तर त्यांना काय शिक्षा करावी, तुमच्या प्रतिक्रिया आम्हाला नक्की कळवा. ...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smoking by MLAs in Assembly Session:

It is a shame that our politicians are showing such a poor self discipline and responsibility. The main problem is that we are electing these illiterates with no respect for the country. How do we stop this? Why does the press not declare names of such individuals? Be courageous to expose these inefficient leaders. It is sad to see our country going this way.

Anonymous said...

I think this is not new to our country. They must resign now.It may seen harsh for them but its the time to correct ourselves and if they are going to lead our country they should do this. In our country lawmakers are only braking laws so what about others. There is nothing like law in our country. It is one of the biggest reason, why some people are able to get in city like mumbai and kill the innocent people. We common indian citizens dont follow laws and we also let it broken by others very easily, we dont care what others are doing. We dont care about anybody breaking a law can create a big threat to our security and innocent people. We dont think these innocent people can be our relatives like sons, daughters, brothers, sisters. Everybody is interested in taking law into hands and they are proud of that. And its not limited to an individual party. A person like Modi who considers himself as great indian patriot is also breaking laws, to make show to the people. First of all let us think in this way if somebody is saying that He is great indian, or great indian leader, he or she must follow law, because being indian means following indian constitution and laws in first place and second thing he must stop others from breaking laws. Think of one thing, if all the existing laws would have been followed very strictly can anybody be able to come into our country illegaly and kill the innocent people, it is clear that they were breaking laws while coming in India and nobody cared about that, nobody bother to report that, our corrupt system made it easy for such people to get into country and even some people saw it happening they did not worry to report or if they reported our corrupt system did not cared about it. That means that breaking laws is common and lawmakers and lawkeepers dont care about it. Lets observe ourselves how many times we break traffic laws while going to office ...... Its the time to respect our laws because we make it for ourselves, and tell our politicians to respect laws who want to us to break them in the name of Language, caste, and political interests.

Dhananjay Kulkarni , Pune said...

This is really shameful that we are electing such leaders who do not respect the laws which they are making. Also why "Sakal" is not showing courage to publish their name. In fact , the Sakal reporter , like the reporter who threw shoe on President Bush , should come forward and throw his shoe on such MLAs. Every Maharashtrian will stand on his side to support him.

jayavant sarkar said...

its not a news....
concentrate on another important news,ok..
and dont blame them.. blame the people who elected them..

Anonymous said...

More serious news is from UP where one MLA is held for Murder and Extortion.
40% of those who are recently elected in 5 states are having criminal back-ground.
Dont know why bloggers take blame on ourselves and for not voting against good ones. There simply are no good men left in this country's politics.
Lets have a dictator or a presidential system as someone had said earlier
-SA

Anonymous said...

More than sixty years of independence..... we have still not understood the simplest of the facts that rules, regulations, and laws are not for the politicians and thugs to follow. How dare the bloody common man even raised voice against them? You better continue to suffer silently... today, tomorrow, and forever.

Anonymous said...

Hope that action will be taken agianst them.

Anonymous said...

We should smoke these MLAs.

mannu said...

I hope that will be action taken agianst MLA.Because This is really shameful that we are electing such leaders who do not respect the laws which they are making.

captsubh said...

The credibility of the elected representatives as well as the media is at an all time low.
When there is photographic evidence of the MLAs caught smoking red handed in Vidhi mandal,as expected,their netas are silent!

"विधी" करणारे विधीमंडळाच्या आवारातच इतर प्रातःरविधींबरोबर बंदी असलेल्या धुम्रपानाचापण विधी राजरोसपणे उरकत आहेत यावरूनच काय तो बोध घ्यावा !

सर्व राज्यकर्त्या नेत्यांना हाकलून देवून तुरूंगात टाकून मिलिटरी राज्य आले तरच हा देश वाचू शकेल अशी परिस्थिती आलेली आहे!

Just this morning,newly appointed
महाराष्ट्राचा उर्जामंत्र्याने केलेली घोषणा रेडिओ बातमीत सांगितली की आणखी ४ वर्षात महाराष्ट्रातील विद्युतटंचाई संपणार! अशीच अनेक आश्वासने गेली ९ वर्षे हेच लोक देत आहेत,तरी महाराष्ट्र अंधाराच्या खाईत चाचपडत आहे!

कुंपणेच शेते खात आहेत देशभरात तरी मतदार त्याच त्याच चूका करत आहेत म्हणूनपण या राजकारण्यांचे फ़ावले आहे!!!

captsubh said...

Todays Indian Express has given headline news that a congress MP from Orissa is the mastermind/brain behind the ruthless murder of a Swami in Orissa few months ago."Sakal" of course conveniently silent on this sensitive subject as congress involved.

In UP,a BSP MLA directly involved in the cold blooded murder of a PWD engineer.This made headline news in "Sakal" yesterday as it is convenient to the congress/NCP.

"Sakal" printing comments about need to hang terrorist Kassab,but silent on central govt's failure to hang Afzal guru sentenced to death ages ago!

While Sakal does few very good things,it still is obviously partisan towards Congress/NCP as if the paper belongs to NCP supremo!

This is unethical,avoidable & irresponsible as also proved by printing the stupid biased articles of Delhi based Prafull Bidwai time & again.

Please stop this immediately if you have the courage to call a spade a spade! Late Shri.Parulekar would not have allowed this.

Regardless of the pathetic stage at which Indian politics is poised at present & the ruling UPA govt's sychophantic attitude towards one family,it is time to rise above all this if sakal has to play a constructive role in an impartial manner!