The suspension came after Mr. Jacob raised allegations against the husband of Kochi Mayor Mercy Williams in relation with the reported move to handover corporations land to some trusts for constructing memorials in the city. As the councillors engaged themselves in verbal duel, Ms. Williams declared the agenda passed and dissolved the meeting.
The ruling front councillors objected to Mr. Jacobs statement and demanded that the name of a person who was not a council member should not be dragged into the council. This led to heated exchange between the two fronts. A fuming Mayor at one stage asked Mr. Jacob �not to talk nonsense ordered him to sit down and suspended him from the meeting