Rahul has been facing enormous criticism over his statement, "people of Uttar Pradesh are appreciated for their hard work wherever they go in search of job...How long will you beg in Maharashtra (for work)?"
Here it can be mentioned that according to the Sec 19 of the Constitution, all Indian citizens have the right to move freely to any territory of India. So, Rahul's remark on UP people working in Maharashtra can be termed as a violation of the Constitution.
According to Sec 21 of the Constitution, no one can use any abusive words against any people, any organisation during any public meeting. Rahul Gandhi, who is a public figure and was in a public meeting, has been accused of violating the section 21 (of the Constitution) over calling UP migrants as "beggars".
However, Rahul's statement has already created nation-wide controversy. Opposition parties received a strong weapon against the Congress leader to mar his plan to win people's hearts ahead of the crucial assembly election in the state in 2012.
Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid defended Rahul by claiming, "The statement was an emotional one to awaken people of the state and should not be taken otherwise."