Sensex zooms 260 pts as BJP takes the lead in Karnataka

DN Bureau

Sensex soared over 260 points in early trade on Tuesday after the BJP took the lead in Karnataka election results.

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Mumbai: After opening lower, benchmark Sensex soared over 260 points in early trade today after the BJP took the lead in Karnataka election results.

Overseas, markets in Asia were trading mixed as investors assessed the outlook for trade relations between the US and China and tensions in the Middle East. 

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose 260.94 or 0.73 per cent to trade at 35,817.65.

Also Read: Karnataka election results LIVE: 222/222; BJP-114, Congress-65, JDS-41

The broader NSE Nifty also jumped 70.50 points, or 0.65 per cent, to 10,877.10.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 717.99 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 687.23 crore yesterday, as per provisional data. (PTI)

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