The exit polls which were unveiled post the market hours on Monday predicted a Left Democratic Front (LDF) victory in Kerala, throwing out the Congress-led ruling United Democratic Front (UDF); and in Assam, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could emerge as the single-largest party, going on to form a government there for the first time in history, at the cost of the Congress.
Equity Market Closing Updates
The market has ended with hefty gains supported by oil, auto and infra stocks. The Sensex ended up 120.38 points or 0.5 percent at 25773.61, and the Nifty closed up 30 points or 0.4 percent at 7890.75. About 1300 shares have advanced, 1306 shares declined, and 177 shares are unchanged. ONGC, Axis Bank, HDFC, Asian Paints and M&M were top gainers while NTPC, Adani Ports, Reliance, HUL and Tata Motors.
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