Mumbai,: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday conceded that he dedicated a gaffe by crediting the invention of gravity to Albert Einstein as a substitute of Issac Newton.
The minister, who confronted a lot trolling on social media for the mix-up, quoted Einstein to say that errors usually are not all that unhealthy.
“Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity,” Goyal had mentioned whereas discussing the financial system throughout a press convention on September 12.
Talking at a perform at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus right here on Friday, the Union minister for commerce and railways mentioned he made a mistake, and he admitted to it.
“All of us get the chance to make errors. I mentioned Einstein as a substitute of Newton. The identical Einstein had mentioned, `An individual who by no means made a mistake, by no means tried something new.’
“I’m not somebody who’s afraid of constructing errors…the second I realised my mistake, I made a clarification,” the BJP chief mentioned.
He mentioned he was speaking about the necessity to discover revolutionary methods to construct 5 trillion greenback financial system in 5 years, of which exports would account for 20 per cent.
“Unfortunately, the context took a backseat and my inadvertent mistake was highlighted,” he mentioned.