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Puducherry min offers olive branch to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

welfare M today extended an olive branch to Bedi with whom he had been at loggerheads over rejection of his departments' various proposals.

announced that he'd refrain from making "hostile comments or criticisms" against Bedi.

"Hereafter, I will not make any hostile comments or criticisms against Bedi through the media as only through mutual cooperation and coordinated working can the schemes of the be implemented without hiccups," said while talking to reporters here.

Kandasamy has been at odds with Bedi after she allegedly rejected most of the schemes and proposals forwarded by the departments under his control.

He even shot off a letter to the alleging that Bedi was crossing the limits of her powers as the

"I have informed Bedi during a meeting recently with her that I will not lock horns with her anymore," he said.

Kandasamy said he also requested Bedi to avoid using the to criticise the working of his departments.

"She welcomed my decision," said Kandasamy.

The pointed fingers at for repeated rejection of the proposals, saying the bureaucrat's comments influenced Bedi's decision-making on the schemes.

"He has been writing comments on the files which only defeat the purpose of welfare schemes meant for the poorer sections," said Kandasamy.

"The should mend his ways and extend full cooperation to the for realisation of the schemes by getting instant approval of the Lt Governor," he said.

Kandasamy announced that Bedi had given the green signal for loan waiver worth Rs 19.42 crore of farmers as on March 31, 2016.

"As many as 4,094 farmers of and Karaikal regions would benefit by the loan waiver," said Kandasamy, adding that the relevant order has been released.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 16:05 IST