Shimla, Jan 30 (PTI) The Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh will present its budget for 2019-20 on February 9, speaker Rajeev Bindal said Wednesday.Also Read - Delhi Capitals Skipper Rishabh Pant Falls Victim to Haryana Cricketer; Gets Cheated INR 1.63 Crore

Presiding over the meeting of press gallery committee of Vidhan Sabha, Bindal said the second budget session of the 13th state Assembly would be held from February 4 to 18. Also Read - West Bengal Cabinet Gives Nod To Recruit 2020 Women Police Constables

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who also holds the Finance portfolio, will present the budget, he said, adding that the discussion on the budget estimates would be held from February 11 to 13. Also Read - Delhi Rains: Flights Delayed For Second Day at IGI Airport, Airlines Issue Passenger Advisory | Tweets Inside

Voting on demands regarding budget estimates will be held on the last day of the session on February 18 at 4 pm, he said.

There will be total 13 sittings in the budget session and it has been decided to hold sittings even on Saturdays on February 9 and 16, Bindal said.

The budget session will commence with the governor’s Address on February 4, followed by obituary references the same day. Subsequently the supplementary budget will be presented, the speaker said.

Discussion on the governor’s budget will be held from February 5 to 7. February 8 and 14 would be private members day.

“Usually the budget session is convened from February-end to March-end or the first week of April. But this budget session has been convened earlier and cut short to 13 sittings due to upcoming parliamentary elections,” Bindal said.

n 2014 as well, the budget session of Himachal Pradesh Assembly was called from February 3 and there were total 14 sitting, he added.

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