Market Budget 2020: Nifty was unable to hold gains post-budget in 4 out of 5 previous years Updated : February 01, 2020 08:01 AM IST The years 2015, 2017 and 2018 were the best years for the Indian bourses before the Union ]budget, however, the gains weren't sustained by the markets afterward. Nifty delivered highest returns a month before the Union Budget in the past five years in 2017, where Nifty rose 6.5 percent in the month preceding the budget. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.