MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Indian shares rose to a record
high on Monday as stocks of blue chips surged after main
opposition party BJP, widely seen by investors as being more
business friendly, swept three out of four key state elections
held since last month.
ICICI Bank Ltd provisionally rose 4.5 percent,
while Larsen and Toubro Ltd gained 3.9 percent.
The benchmark BSE index gained as much as 2.3
percent to a record high of 21,483.74 points, surpassing its
previous peak hit on Nov. 3. It provisionally rose 1.4 percent.
The NSE index rose as much as 2.5 percent to an
all-time high of 6,415.25, surpassing its previous peak hit in
January 2008. It provisionally closed up 1.7 percent.
(Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)