CA Piyush Goyal, Commerce & Industry Minister of India was trolled badly on twitter for giving a statement saying, “Maths did not help Einstein in discovering Gravity.” Twitterati reacted badly to this and gave him a little hard time on the internet.
Becoming renowned and famous is quite difficult as even a small slip of a tongue can yield you lots of trouble and make you meme content for the internet. These days, anything on the media goes viral at a whopping pace. In a recent event, Union Commerce & Industry Minister, CA Piyush Goyal was attending a Board of Trade meeting in New Delhi on 12th September, Thursday. During his speech at the event, he suddenly made a statement on the economic slowdown. But that is not the problem; in the speech, he said a statement which made him a celebrity for the memers and Twitterati.
Piyush Goyal was talking about how India can achieve the goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy with such a slow growth rate. He said “Don’t get into the calculations that you see on TV. If you‘re looking at 5 trillion dollar economy, Indian Economy will have to grow at 12 per-cent growth rate, today it is growing at 6-7 per cent only. Do not get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity. If he had only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I do not think there would have been any innovation in this world.”
The gravity was discovered by Sir Isaac Newton and not Albert Einstein. This slip of a tongue by such a renowned personality has become the internet sensation and people and started posting their contents.
In fact, Jairam Ramesh, Congress MP also did not leave the opportunity to troll BJP minister and came up with this tweet.
However, Piyush Goyal got a little disappointed with Twitter and had to come up with a reply. In a conversation to ANI, he said, “The comment that I made had a certain context. Unfortunately, some people have tried to remove the context and pickup one line and create a very mischievous narrative.”
Well, we can’t blame him for everything. He is after all Commerce & Industry Minister, not an ISRO chief.