New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: After Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement that the slowdown in the auto sector is due to millennials using Ola and Uber, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that we should not be concerned with GDP maths as ‘maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity’.

“Don’t go by all these calculations you see on TV, that if the country has to become a USD 5 trillion economy, it will have to grow at 12 per cent but right now it is currently growing at 6-7 per cent,” said Goyal while interacting to reporters following a meeting with the Board of Trade (BOT).

“Don’t get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity,” Goyal added.

However, Twitter was quick to point out that it was Sir Isaac Newton who discovered gravity and also found the formulae (the math) behind it. And soon, Einstein became the top trend on Twitter.

However, the minister later made a clarification on his statement and said that the comment he made had a ‘certain context’.

“The comment that I made had a certain context. Unfortunately, some friends have sought to remove the context, pickup one line and create a very mischievous narrative,” said Goyal in the clarification statement.   

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma