MUMBAI: The rupee on Thursday ended at 41.04/06 against the U.S. currency, cheaper by 15 paise from the previous close of 40.89/90, largely affected by heightened political uncertainty.

The local currency touched a low of 41.23 in the afternoon session after speculation that the Left parties had withdrawn support to the UPA Government over the proposed Indo-U.S. civil nuclear deal. . — PTI