Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday cornered by star boxer Vijender Singh with questions pertaining to his marriage. The Gandhi scion’s marriage has always been a topic of interest for the public and the ministers alike. The 47-year-old has always evaded questions related to the topic in the past. But at the PHD Annual Awards for Excellence, the Congress number 2 finally let his guard down. Vijender Singh asked the Congress VP as to when he will get married, to which Rahul Gandhi said that he “believes in destiny and ‘jab honi hogi tab ho jayegi’” (it will happen, when it is bound to happen). This happened while Rahul Gandhi was addressing the 112th annual session of Chamber Of Commerce in New Delhi.

“It’s a very old question,” grinned Rahul Gandhi when he was cornered with, “People always say when will Rahul Bhaiyya get married,” by Vijender Singh. The star boxer pressed did not stop. “…everybody is waiting for it. It will be quite something if you become Prime Minister and then marry,” he went on.
Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the Congress vice president’s ‘marriage plans’.

As soon as RaGa threw light on his plans, Twitter, as expected, exploded. Here are a few of the best ones.

Last year, ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election there were rumours about Rahul Gandhi’s marriage. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy tweeted had that the event was being planned keeping in mind the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2017. Swamy had taken to micro-blogging website Twitter and said: “Heard from “Sources”: for UP election ‘Buddhu’ may marry a UP Brahmin girl soon. One more desperate stunt? (sic).”