The 30-share barometer, which had gained over 562 points in the past four sessions after the BJP-led NDA swept the polls, shed 46.88 points, or 0.19 percent, to 24,330.00.

On similar lines, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 12.80 points, or 0.18 percent, to 7,262.70.

Brokers said besides booking of profits by participants amid pause in buying by funds at prevailing record levels, snapped four-session winning streak, which took key indices to historic highs.

The BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty climbed to a lifetime high of 25,375.63 and 7,563.50 on May 16.

Besides, a weakening trend on Asian bourses following overnight losses on US market, influenced the sentiment, they said.

In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell by 0.52 percent, while Japan's Nikkei Index edged lower by 0.75 percent. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.83 percent lower on Tuesday.

(Agencies)

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