Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, said, “Don’t get into the Maths about the economy…Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity.” He added, “If we had only gone by the structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don’t think there would’ve been any innovation in this world.”
As a result, memes and jokes on Goyal and the NDA government surfaced in no time.
Newton just turned in his grave and said- Bhai Einstein ye video dekh. pic.twitter.com/31Kf9HnAIm
— Scotchy (@scotchism) September 12, 2019
Stop mocking @PiyushGoyal ! It's a well known fact that maths didn't help Einstein to discover gravity. He discovered it when he saw Ola charges coming down after a surge.
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) September 12, 2019
.@PiyushGoyal : Einstein discovered Gravity.
Newton : pic.twitter.com/lP8AIVMtTx
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) September 12, 2019
"those maths have never helped Einstein" pic.twitter.com/Q714jIloVs
— ????Khao Khush Raho, Civil war mat Karo. (@brumbyoz) September 12, 2019
Einstein discovered gravity (that too without Maths) and Newton saw him do it and stole his idea. pic.twitter.com/4op1W6Ah8A
— Ankur Bhardwaj (@Bhayankur) September 12, 2019
This person is asking all the right questions.
Gravity Einstein laya tha toh Newton kya laaya tha? ????????
— Nupur (@chatpatidiary) September 12, 2019
— Abhishek kumar (@mpbsvs) September 12, 2019
After the video went viral, Piyush Goyal issued a clarification
#WATCH Union Minister Piyush Goyal's clarification on his recent comments: 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. pic.twitter.com/bzugSwSTyi
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019