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    All for UP: Mayawati sacks 4, Rahul pulls up MPs

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati has sacked four more ministers. This takes the total number of ministers sacked by her of late to 9.The latest to get axed are Rakesh Dhar Tripathi, Awadhesh Verma, Rajpal Tyagi and Hari-om Upadhaya.The action was taken after allegations of corruption against them and an in-house inquiry.Mayawati had earlier sacked 5 ministers after the Lokayukta recommended their removal. The latest four were sacked by the chief minister directly.Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi too is stepping up the pressure on party MPs and Cabinet ministers from the state.On Sunday, the Congress general secretary pulled up MPs, wanting to know how often they had visited their constituencies to campaign.Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has been asked to submit a fortnightly report to Rahul on the MPs' and minsiters' visits to their constituencies.This order from Rahul Gandhi comes after he had recently pulled up the Uttar Pradesh Congress saying he was the only one who visited UP regularly.The Congress general secretary’s UP tour continues. He will be in Sitapur district on Monday.