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The election result in Bihar would influence investors in the coming week. Voters have given a clear mandate to the “Mahagathbandhan” partnership of the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance. Market expectations of Modi’s alliance winning in Bihar were tapering over the last few days and exit polls also pointed towards a tightly fought election -- but a rout had not been expected. A gap down opening on Monday is foretold.