Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday was massively trolled on the Internet with Twitter users having a field day posting memes and jokes on his apparent gaffe at an event here in which he inadvertently attributed the discovery of gravity to Albert Einstein.
Twitterati quick to pick up on the gaffe and both the scientists shot up in the trending lists.
Later, Goyal said his remarks were taken out of context.
“If you’re looking at a five trillion dollar economy, the country will have to grow at 12 per cent. Today it’s growing at 6 per cent,” he said.
“Don’t get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity… If you’d 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 Tuesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman drew flak on Twitter after she said “millennial mindset” was to be held responsible for falling auto sales.
Sarcastic hashtag “#BoycottMillennials” quickly became a top trend.