Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the 112th annual session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on October 26 answered a myriad of questions. Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh, who was one of the panelists in the session asked the Congress scion about his marriage plans and fitness.
The 47-year-old leader, in the Q & A session with Singh, revealed that he was a black belt in Aikido, a Japanese martial art. He further added that in order to stay fit, he plays or exercises for about an hour every day. And, as far as marriage was concerned, Gandhi said he believes in destiny.
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In the beginning, Gandhi, sought to sidestep the question about his marriage, saying “it was an old question”. But Vijender persisted amid smiles from the audience and said the Congress leader should reply as the people were awaiting his answer.
“I believe in destiny — Jab hogi, hogi (when it happens, it happens),” Gandhi quipped.
As for politicians not interested in sports, Gandhi said he was not in that category. He said,
I do exercise — running, swimming. I am a black belt in Aikido. I keep doing (sports) but I do not talk about it publicly. But in my life, sports has been, is, and will be, very necessary. Normally, I do sports for one hour every day. This is true I have not done it in the last 3-4 months. Before that, for my whole life, I have devoted at least an hour daily to sports.
Vijender requested Gandhi to share a video on his sporting activities, saying that people had only seen his boxing and wrestling against the government in Parliament and that such videos will inspire others.
“We will put, we will put,” Gandhi said.
With IANS inputs