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Marriage? That's Up To Destiny, Says Rahul Gandhi

Incidentally, he's also a black belt in Aikido.

27/10/2017 11:05 AM IST | Updated 27/10/2017 11:05 AM IST
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives for attending the first day of the Parliament Budget Session on January 31, 2017 in New Delhi, India. The budget session is spread over two parts, the first will begin on 31 January and end on 9 February, while the second half of the session will begin on 9 March and will conclude on 12 April. The Union Budget, the first one which will subsume the railway budget, will be presented on 1 February, while the Economic Survey for 2016-17, the annual economic report card, will be presented on 31 January, the first day of the budget session. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

If Congress politician Rahul Gandhi had a coin for every time he was asked when he planned to get married, he would not have to worry about change for the rest of his life. Yesterday too, at the PHD Chamber of Commerce, 47-year-old Gandhi was asked this question by none other than boxer Vijender Singh, whose wedding the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty had attended.

"My wife and I want to know when Rahul bhaiyya will get married," the boxer apparently asked Gandhi, according to The Hindu.

After an initial attempt to brush off the question, Gandhi said: "I leave it to destiny. Jab hogi, tab hogi (if it has to happen, it will)."

The conversation soon turned to why politicians do not take part in sports. To which, Gandhi had a surprising revelation about himself. He is a black belt in the Japanese martial art form of Aikido.

In what could be seen as a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said: "I play. I do exercise, running, swimming... at least one hour daily. But I don't talk about these things."

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