Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

Pranab Mukherjee cutting a cake during his 78th birthday celebration at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi-PTI

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.