Under the direct mutual fund plans, you go to the mutual fund house directly for investment. Since there is no distributor involved, no commission is to be paid. Thus, the expense ratio is less for direct plans as compared to regular plans.
Surprisingly Mutual funds are the Net buyers consecutively for the last four months and had pumped a net inflow of closely 15464.5 crores right from May 2014 month onwards. It seems mutual funds are Interested in the markets after general elections.