New Delhi: Ahead of Union Budget 2020, Sensex plunged about 300 points to 40,444.48 on Saturday. Nifty dropped 81.45 points to 11,880.65. Also Read - Union Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Retains 'Bahi Khata' Instead of Briefcase | Watch

Markets were open on Saturday only because of Budget. The government did not make a departure from the tradition of presenting the Budget on February 1 because of Saturday Also Read - Union Budget 2020: Railway Budget's Merger With General Budget | How, Why And When

The market witnessed an across-the-board selloff in early trade as most sectoral indices on BSE were in the red, with power and metal falling over 1 per cent each. However, realty, capital goods, FMCG and industrials were up with milder gains. Also Read - Union Budget 2020: Anurag Thakur Shares Cover of a Rare Book | See Post