Poreyahat MLA Yadav informed The Indian Express: “I went to the spot with around 25 people… Due to Covid-19, the administration had planned that only people who had train tickets would go to the platform. Dubey’s supporters had prior information and they had booked their tickets… inside we saw outsiders seated on our designated chairs. I objected. Suddenly, Dubey confronted me and appeared bent on a scuffle. I retaliated verbally. The administration controlled the situation and the rest of the ceremony went peacefully,” Yadav stated.
Dubey rubbished the allegations. “One Sanjay Yadav, a former Madhupur Nagar Parishad member, which comes under my constituency, was termed as an outsider by Pradeep Yadav and asked to leave when he had a valid ticket. I got angry and asked whether he was a TTE. Then he came towards me, planning to beat me, and this is when the ruckus started.” When informed that Yadav had said in any other case, Dubey stated: “Everything is on video.” This was a reference to a clip of the episode that was shared extensively on social media.
The inauguration occurred on a day the Jharkhand authorities issued a round banning all congregations besides marriage capabilities and final rites in view of rising Covid-19 instances. Godda Deputy Commissioner Bhor Singh Yadav didn’t reply to calls and texts asking why the occasion was held regardless of the ban.