Bhopal: BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said the intelligence quotient level of Swami Vivekananda and Dawood Ibrahim was almost the same, but the spiritual leader had used it for nation building while the underworld don for pursuing crime.
"In psychology, we measure IQ level of people... But it depends from person to person, in which area they use their intelligence," Gadkari said at an award ceremony here.
"As per psychology if we can compare the IQ level of Swami Vivekananda and that of Dawood Ibrahim, then it could have been almost the same. But Vivekananda used it in nation building, brotherhood and spiritualism while Dawood used that in excelling in crime world," he added.
The BJP president said this while making his point that discrimination between men and women on the basis of caste, religion, language and gender is unfair and people should be judged only on the basis of their qualities.
Quoting Vivekananda, he said the 21st century belongs to knowledge and considering that India has a bright future. Gadkari also said politics is a domain full of individuals who are not satisfied with what they have achieved.
Updated Date: Nov 05, 2012 12:38 PM