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“Made a mistake”, Piyush Goyal apologises for Einstein blunder

Mumbai | Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday apologised for his error in the Einstein remark, and asserted that he is not afraid of making mistakes.

“Mistakes are made by everybody and I’m not one of them who is scared of making a mistake,” Goyal said at an event to flag off new trips of Rajdhani Express from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

He said that the primary aim of the message was lost in the rush to highlight his mistake.

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday had wrongly attributed the discovery of gravity to legendary German scientist Albert Einstein instead of Newton.

At an event, he appealed to the masses to not look at BJP’s pet project of turning a nation into a $5 trillion dollar economy as a mathematical issue.

“Do not get into the calculation that you see on television; if you are looking at $5 trillion economy then you have to grow at 12%, but today it is 6-7%. Do not get into the maths..those maths never helped (Albert) Einstein discover gravity. If he had only gone by structured formula and what was past knowledge, I do not think there would have been any innovation in this world,” the minister said.

Goyal faced an uproar of criticism, mainly from social media.

Watch: Piyush Goyal claims that maths did not help “Einstein” discover Gravity

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