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Former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela said on his birthday he had been "expelled from the Congress" a day ago.

According to Vaghela, the party was worried he would say something controversial on his birthday celebrations.

However, he doesn't plan to quit politics right now, he said. Speculations are rife that he might return to the BJP, which he left about 20 years ago.

BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind crosses winning margin to defeat Meira Kumar, the opposition candidate, to become India's next president with 66% of the votes in his favor.

Eight rounds of counting took place.

This election saw 99% polling, the highest ever. Incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends on July 24.

Kovind will be sworn in the next day.

Find out all about him.

With the results of the Presidential elections unfolding today, we take a look at Rashtrapati Bhawan which is the official home to the President of the largest democracy.

The building was designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and was inaugurated in 1931.

Covering an area of 330-acres, the magnificent structure has 340 rooms, 227 columns, 35 loggias and 37 fountains.