Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the 2014-15 budget on February 7. This will be his 17th budget.

Official sources said that the session, with 14 sittings, has been advanced by a month keeping in view the enforcement of the election code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections, which could come into effect from March.

Normally, the budget session is held in first week of March and continues till April with a week-long break.

(Agencies)

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