Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday mounted a counter offensive against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, rapping him for “lowering the norms” of politics by indulging in personal attacks and stoking controversy on a “non-issue”.

Ms. Dikshit’s strong reaction comes a day after the Gujarat Chief Minister kick-started the campaign in her bastion ahead of the November Assembly polls and accused Rahul Gandhi of committing the “sin” of insulting the Prime Minister on the ordinance protecting convicted lawmakers.

“The attack was not as per political norms of the country. Political attacks should not be personal. There should be some dignity in politics,” the Chief Minister said.

“His attack on Mr. Rahul Gandhi showed he had done it without understanding the issue,” Ms. Dikshit said.

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