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Sep 12, 2019 at 16:21

Twitter's Afloat With Jokes As Railway Minister Says 'Maths Didn't Help Einstein Discover Gravity'

by Raunaq Bhatti

If you've been following the news recently, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman blamed millennials for the downfall of the auto-sector. According to her, people are not buying cars because they are actively taking Uber and Ola everywhere.  

Taking the cue, Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal has some opinions that have us scratching our heads. In a Board of Trade meeting, he went off on a rant about GDP calculations made by experts. 

Source: VC Circle

Goyal made a statement while defending the government against the allegations of economic slowdown. He was trying to answer the question of how projected GDP growth rates don't seem to align with the $5 trillion-dollar economy mission. According to him,

Don't get into the calculations that you see on television...don't get into those maths. Maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity. If he had only gone through structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don't think there would have been any innovation in the world.
Source: Swarajya

People on Twitter had the best reactions to this oops-moment. 

At least one thing is clear now: maths is useless for everyone.

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