The Congress, a constituent of the ruling coalition in Bihar, has been left red-faced as the state government’s official website called former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s rule worse than the British reign in India. Enraged Congress leaders have planned to take up the issue with chief minister Nitish Kumar. “It was he (Jay Prakash Narayan) who steadfastly and staunchly opposed the autocratic rule of Indira Gandhi and her younger son, Sanjay Gandhi. Fearing people’s reaction to his opposition, Indira Gandhi had him arrested on the eve of declaring National Emergency beginning June 26, 1975. He was put in the Tihar Jail, located near Delhi, where notorious criminals are jailed,” reads a paragraph on modern history in the website. “Thus, in Free India, this septuagenarian, who had fought for India’s freedom alongside Indira Gandhi’s father, Jawahar Lal Nehru, received a treatment that was worse than what the British had meted out to Gandhiji in Champaran in 1917, for his speaking out against oppression,” it says, according to the Hindustan Times.