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‘I believe in destiny’: See how Rahul Gandhi responds to boxer Vijender Singh on marriage, sports

Rahul Gandhi first avoided any direct answer saying it's an old question that keeps coming up. But Vijender insisted on a reply. Rahul then replied: "Mai destiny mein believe karta hoon, jab hogi hogi (I believe in destiny, it'll happen, when it's meant to happen)".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2017 4:42 pm
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday received applause from the audience gathered at 112th annual session and PHD Annual Awards for Excellence 2017 as he fielded two questions from boxer Vijender Singh. One was on his marriage, and the other on sports.

During the Q&A session, Vijender asked Rahul when would he get married, adding that he and his wife discuss the topic frequently. To this question, a perplexed Rahul first avoided any direct answer saying it’s an old question that keeps coming up. But Vijender insisted on a reply. Rahul then replied: “Mai destiny mein believe karta hoon, jab hogi hogi (I believe in destiny, it’ll happen, when it’s meant to happen)”.

Vijender also asked Rahul’s opinion on sports development in the country and strategies he would undertake if he becomes the Prime Minister. He added that he had never seen any Member of the Parliament (MP) or MLA play sports but have only seen them inaugurate sports events.

Rahul said he is actively into sports, making a passing mention about being a black belt in Aikido, a Japanese martial art. He, however, added that he never spoke about it publicly. “Sports has always been important in my life. Normally I play sports for at least an hour. However, in the last few months I’ve not done it.”


After this Vijender asked Rahul to upload some videos so that people would get inspired by him, to which he agreed.

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  1. P
    Poda De
    Oct 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    Even assuming his claim on black belt issue is true, Rahu being basically knowledge-challenged in politics or economics cannot be an effective or powerful country-administrator in any measure.
    1. C
      Curious onlooker
      Oct 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm
      Rahul mistook the question on sports as a proposed challenge between the boxer and himself in the boxing ring. His reply was humorous but realistically apt.
      1. D
        Oct 27, 2017 at 9:55 am
        Here is one fit man waiting to lead the country and there is one feku and his g_unda partner both of whom are shame on fitness.
        1. R
          Oct 27, 2017 at 5:55 am
          RAHUL still use ladies Rest Room and Male rest room wandering about his Sex. As soon as Rahul finds out will decide whom to merry
          1. M
            Oct 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm
            Rajibaba, so from where you saw him? Ladies rest room or gents room or both?
          2. Urmila Duhan
            Oct 27, 2017 at 5:51 am
            RG did not answer the most important question-- what what he do for sports promotion in the country if he were to become the PM. It was a trick question to expose his thinking, which RG did not realise. From his answer, people could see a self obsessed person who thinks very little about the real job at hand. I hope India is able to nuture better national leaders or is it "jab hoga tab hoga. it is all in the destiny!"
            1. D
              Oct 27, 2017 at 9:57 am
              He does not beleive in jhumlas. More important question is what did the current PM do for sports in his 3 and half years of governance.
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