"Right now I am disturbed that MP's reputation has been tarnished nationwide and globally over the Vyapam scam by the Congress for selfish political motives," Chouhan said.
    
Charging the Congress with mounting a propaganda of false allegations by linking the deaths to the scam, he said, "Congress tried to create an atmosphere of distrust in the entire country which resulted in sullying the state's image."
    
Chouhan, who will be completing ten years as Chief Minister in November and is visibly relaxed at the sterling performance of BJP in civic polls, said he was sure that truth will prevail once the CBI probe into the Vyapam scam is over.
    
He said Congress has stooped too low and tried to malign him and his family but failed to harm BJP in Madhya Pradesh.
    
"People of MP know the truth. They won't allow Congress to ruin their state's image. We have swept in the just concluded civic body election," Chouhan said.
    
"I am confident that truth will prevail once the CBI inquiry into the scam is over," he said, adding, he has not indulged in any wrongdoing in the Vyapam scam and that he is a firm believer that 'honesty is the best policy' in politics.
    
"I am discharging my duties honestly. I stick to honesty come what may. In democracy, Chief Minister is a servant of people. I follow this core principle religiously," he said.

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