Now I know what you are thinking, Sid is simply mad about Modi. Give it a rest already (as Ambuj would advise).
No, we are discussing Narendranath Dutta bka Swami Vivekananda, a renaissance age giant (for hindus as Iqbal was for muslims) who conquered Chicago with his message of love and brotherhood a century past on Sep 11, 1893. And now another giant (literally so) is being immersed in “sat hath pani” for having the guts to compare Narendra’s IQ with that of the notorious terrorist king Dawood Ibrahim.
So who was this iconoclast? Was it the dragon lady Suzzane A.R.? Or the assorted mad marxists led by Karat? Nope it was none other than BJP supremo Nitin Gadkari.
Gadkari got on a time machine to check out the IQ of the revered sannyasi. If you think that is unlikely, well he also got ISI clearance to examine the head of the “butcher of bombay” (Dawood stays in Karachi as an honored guest of the state).
Having performed these examinations with great diligence, (Dr) Gadkari has pronounced Narendra and Dawood to be blessed with roughly the same IQ. They are a bit of a Jekyll/Hyde pair, one deploys soul bombs, the other plants smart bombs. This is a new edition of the “God is love OR God is (sword) power” riddle that Iqbal liked to untangle in his salad days.
Now bengalis are royally pissed off (they are also unhappy because Girish Karnad called Tagore third-rate, the GK man has now murdered two nobels in a row). Unfortunately for Gadkari the RSS is miffed as well. “People like Swami Vivekananda are very respected people across the world. So when we talk about them…we have to keep in mind that sentiments of millions of people are attached to them and we should be careful about that,” RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said.
So what is the role of the new age Narendra in this drama? He must be well pleased that his home-opposition (in the BJP/RSS) is disintegrating. And with the young badshah-zadah from Delhi also engaged in making low IQ (retard level) comments (“we supported BJP during Kargil war, now the BJP should support us in Walmart war”), the battle for Gujarat may be over even before it has begun.
Vivekananda’s lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8MRaedvfUU