RIL shares shoot up 9% on BJP's lead

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 16, 2014 11:52 IST

Shares of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday soared by as much as 9% as the BJP-led NDA appeared to be heading for victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

Mukesh Ambani-led RIL scrip surged 8.47% to touch one-year peak of Rs 1,142.50 at the BSE as result trends poured in this morning indicating a clear lead for the BJP and its allies.

On the NSE, the blue-chip stock zoomed 8.71% to hit its fresh 52-week high of Rs 1,145.25.

Shares of another listed-entity Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Ltd rose by 3.94% to Rs 455.85.

Later, RIL was trading at Rs 1,112.80, up 5.6%.

RIL shares have gained 20.6% since BJP announced Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on September 13 last year.

The energy major's market capitalisation has gone up by Rs 58,196.85 crore in these eight months.

Shares of Reliance Industrial Infrastructure has gained 38.58% during this period.

The broader market too was witnessing sharp gains as the Sensex was trading 824.32 points higher at 24,759.27 at 10.50am. Earlier it had crossed the 25,000 mark, gaining more than 1,100 points.

Ambani's Reliance has refineries at Jamnagar in Gujarat.

The BJP-led NDA appears to be heading for a victory in the Lok Sabha elections with the trends in the counting of votes giving the saffron party leads in 257 seats on its own while its allies led in 39 seats.

BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was leading in Varanasi by 19255 votes and by over 4.11 lakh votes in Vadodara.

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