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'Maths didn't help Einstein discover gravity: Piyush Goyal

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New Delhi, Sep 12: After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's millennial theory, her colleague Piyush Goyal made an embarrassing statement while defending the government's $5 trillion-economy dream.

"Don't get into the calculations on the television that say for $5 Trillion Economy, the country will have to grow at 12%, today it is at 6%. Maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity," Goyal said at a Board of Trade meeting in New Delhi.

Piyush Goyal

Goyal was trying to answer the question of how projected GDP growth rates don't seem to align with the $5 trillion-dollar economy mission, a India Today report said.

However, hours later Goyal issued a clarification on his recent comments saying that "there is a very mischievous and baseless narrative sought to be presented about my closing comments at the board of trade meeting this morning."

Netizens are also wondering whether it was Albert Einstein or Newton who discovered gravity.

Sitharaman was recently trolled for blaming the "millennial mindset" for automobile crisis in the country.

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