"My duty is to hold elections but the responsibilities of political parties and the government are equally crucial to create the right environment for these elections to take place. I have not held discussions with both of these parties till date. The Election Commission is there to hold elections but only after dates for the polls are fixed after the government, political parties and security agencies show they are ready.
They could be doing just that at the moment. The election commission has already started doing the necessary homework. We have focused on increasing our offices in the districts. So far, we have branches in only 30 districts. I am also studying the internal structure of the commission. Once this is completed, I will start working in a concrete manner for the elections.
I have nothing to say to those who oppose me. I am an open secret. I am grateful to the constitutional council that recommended me for the post of election commissioner and to the king who appointed me.