Realty, oil and gas and consumer durables stock were down by 3.5%, 2.8% and 2.7% respectively. Health care was the only sector that registered some gains with a 1.2% rise. On Monday, 1,380 stocks were up, while 1,505 stocks declined on the BSE.
DLF, United Spirits, Bajaj Finsery, Pantaloon Retail and RIL were the biggest losers and were down by 7.2%, 6.3%, 5.9%, 4.9% and 4.5% respectively.
The broader Nifty of the National Stock Exchange was down 71 points, or 1.2%, to close at 5,676.