Market indexes in Mumbai extended surge for the third day in a row and the Sensex index closed at a record high on the expectations that the Narendra Modi led BJP and the NDA alliance will be able to form a stable government as early as next week.
The Lok Sabha election results are scheduled to be announced on May 16 and exit-polls are indicating a sharp reversal in voter sentiment from the previous two elections in 2009 and 2004.
However, exit-polls have overstated BJP and NDA win in the previous two elections and the polls have found to be unreliable.
The Sensex Index climbed 320.23 or 1.4% to close at 23,871.23 The CNX Nifty jumped 94.50 to close at 7,108.75.
Sensex in the last three days have added more than 6.5% and for the year so far has surged 12.8%, surpassing the annual gain of 9% in 2013.
Rupee continued its slow rise to 59 against one U.S. dollar as foreign investors pour money in stocks in India.