‘Mischievous’: Goyal on Twitterati ridiculing Einstein gaffe

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1168037199767457792 Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With Twitterati and the Opposition parties widely ridiculing his gaffe in crediting the Theory of Gravity to Albert Einstein, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that people are building “mischievous and baseless” narratives using his remarks.

“This is a very mischievous and baseless narrative sought to be presented at my closing comments at the Board of Trade meeting this morning. The comment that I made had a certain context. Unfortunately some friends have sought to remove the context, pick up one line and create a very mischievous narrative,” the Minister said.

Speaking at the meeting, Goyal had said that India should not be concerned about gross domestic product (GDP) calculations as shown on TV, as “maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity.”

“If he (Einstein) had only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don’t think there would have been any innovation in this world,” he added.

On Wednesday, his colleague, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, had a tough day with netizens.

Sitharaman’s comment linking millennials’ preference for Uber and Ola cabs to the auto sector crisis had set off a flurry of criticism on social media. The sarcastic hashtag “#BoycottMillennials” quickly became a top trend.

Sitharaman said millennials choosing app-based cab aggregators over committing money to EMIs for new cars had affected the auto sector, which has seen a double-digit fall in sales for both two and four-wheelers.


Disclaimer This article is published directly through a syndicated feed and not edited by The Indian Wire staff.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

R&D centre for clean coal unveiled in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Sep 16 (IANS) Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday opened the national centre for...

RBI expands BBPS coverage to all categories

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Monday expanded the Bharat Bill Payment System coverage to included all categories of billers,...

Wanted criminal held in Narela murder case

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) With the arrest of 25-year-old history-sheeter, the Delhi Police claimed to have solved the Virender Maan murder case, who...

GM, TCS launch partnership for global vehicle engineering

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer General Motors and IT major Tata Consultancy Services on Monday entered into a partnership for future global...

Italy resuming a central role in Europe: EU Commissioner

Rome, Sep 16 (IANS/AKI) With its new left-leaning government, Italy, a founder member of the European Union, and the eurozone's third largest economy, is...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This