Rupee NDFs rise after BJP's win in UP elections
The Indian rupee rose in non-deliverable forwards trading on Monday, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party won a landslide victory in an important battleground state.
Modi's victory in Uttar Pradesh strengthens his claim to a second term in national elections in 2019, and is seen as an endorsement of his economic reform agenda.
The rupee gained around 0.5% in one-month non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) trading to 66.35 per dollar.
Following the outcome of elections to five state assemblies, market analysts have predicted a positive opening for the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.
With the BJP set to return to power in Uttar Pradesh (UP) after 15 years and the Congress gaining the lead in Punjab, market observers were of the view that the victory of the BJP in UP is of most political importance and would infuse positive sentiments in the domestic bourses.