‘Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity’: Piyush Goyal on economy

CHANDIGARH: "BoycottMillennials" became a top trend, when Nirmala Sitharaman linked millennials'' preference for Uber and Ola cabs, and now Piyush Goyal defended the economy, saying “maths did not help Einstein discover gravity”.

‘Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity’: Piyush Goyal on economy

Union Minister Piyush Goyal. PTI file photo

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Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, September 12

"BoycottMillennials" quickly became a top trend few days ago, when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman linked millennials' preference for Uber and Ola cabs to the auto sector crisis, and now when Union Minister Piyush Goyal defended the current state of economy, saying “maths did not help Einstein discover gravity”, Twitter couldn’t hold back.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Board of Trade in Delhi, Goyal asked people not to get into calculation seen on TV screens.

"If you're looking at a five trillion dollar economy, the country will have to grow at 12%. Today it's growing at 6%," he said. 

"Don't get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity... If you'd only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don't think there would have been any innovation in this world," he added.

Twitter was quick to point out that it was Newton and not Einstein who discovered gravity, both names shot up the trending lists. 

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