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."