Opposition Left Democratic Front has demanded the resignation of the chief minister for covering up a complaint of domestic violence and shielding his colleague.
Kumar's wife Yamini Thankachy, a medical doctor, said she had approached the CM last month to complain about domestic violence she suffered at the hands of her husband.
"I went to the CM with a complaint. But he refused to accept it and promised me to settle everything amicably. But now I feel cheated by the CM," she said at a hurriedly held press conference.