The party claimed it believed in empowering the poor as against Congress "empowering poverty" during its rule.

"In a way the campaign message of ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ is being very clearly achieved in stages. The crisis of credibility is being effectively removed and people are looking at BJP with hope," Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a media briefing on the political resolution of the party which was passed on the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting here.

Congress-mukt' was not just electoral calculation but also an attitude that came to dominate this country during that unfortunate phase she cited, referring to the UPA rule.

Mounting an aggressive campaign in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate had coined the 'Congress-mukt Bharat' slogan, with the party winning a historic mandate by securing majority on its own, followed by a string of electoral successes in Assembly polls before the juggernaut was halted in Delhi polls in February this year.

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