Market commenced in the red on major sell-off following the BJP-led NDA's defeat in Bihar assembly polls but revival of buying after Fitch said the verdict is unlikely to have any major implications on the economic front helped recovery.
Positive statements on election result from global financial services majors including Citigroup, Nomura and Bank of America Merrill Lynch also helped dissipate some fears.
Citi said it remained positive on the country's economic cycle and the market, despite BJP's defeat.
Falling for a fourth day, the 30-share index after dipping below the crucial 26,000-level in opening trade to touch a low of 25,656.90, staged a comeback to close 143.84 points or 0.55 percent down at over one-month low of 26,121.40 after touching a high of 26,193.17.
On similar lines, the Nifty NSE, which slipped below the 7,800-level at the outset and hit a low of 7,771.70, bounced back at a rapid pace to touch session's high of 7,937.75 and concluded 39.10 points, or 0.49 per cent down at 7,915.20.
Shares of Sun Pharma emerged as the top loser among Sensex constituents by tumbling 5.82 percent after the firm reported a 46 per cent dip in consolidated net profit.

Sectorally, the BSE realty index fell the most by 2.20 percent while healthcare, infrastructure, capital goods, power, IT and banking also slumped.


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