Patna, Aug 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowed down to public pressure by stepping back on the land acquisition ordinance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said here on Sunday.(Read:Nitish Kumar addresses Swabhiman rally: Promises electricity, free wifi, tap water; corners Narendra Modi over land bill) Also Read - Ensure Oxygen Tankers Not Stopped: PM Modi Tells CMs After Kejriwal Blames Some States For Hampering Movement of 02

“Modi had to go back on the land acquisition ordinance. He had to step back. This is the biggest victory for people,” the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader said while addressing the Swabhiman rally organised by the JD-U, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress alliance at the Gandhi Maidan here. The rally was attended by thousands of people. Also Read - PM Modi to Meet Chief Ministers of High COVID States Today: Here’s What to Expect

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and RJD chief Lalu Prasad were also present at the rally. Modi, during his radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday, said his government would not re-promulgate the land acquisition ordinance, which lapses on Monday. Also Read - At 733, Maharashtra Reports Highest Single-day Deaths; 66,836 New COVID Cases in 24 Hrs | Coronavirus Highlights