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12/09/2019 3:50 PM IST | Updated 12/09/2019 10:19 PM IST

Einstein Discovered Gravity? Twitter Is Giving Piyush Goyal Lessons In Science

Who discovered gravity? Piyush Goyal doesn't know and Twitter can't keep calm.

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File image of Union minister Piyush Goyal. 

This is not BJP’s week after all. After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was called out for her ‘millennial’ remark and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ photo-op, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has made an embarrassing gaffe.

While addressing the meeting of the Board of Trade, Goyal said, “Don’t get into calculations about the economy. Don’t get into maths. Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity.”

Goyal, according to India Today, was trying to defend the government against the allegations of economic slowdown. He was answering a question on how projected GDP growth rates don’t seem to align with the $5 trillion-dollar economy mission, the report added.

Twitter was quick to remind him that Einstein DID NOT discover gravity. 

Some are imagining how Newton and Einstein must be feeling after Goyal’s comment: 

Some came up with theories of their own on who or how gravity was discovered:

Sitaram Yechury also could not stop himself from taking a dig: