Terming the two years of the Congress party led government in Himachal Pradesh as "disappointing", the Himachal Kisan Sabha said the lackluster functioning of the government had "let down" the state's seven million residents.
"The Congress government has failed to deliver in every sector while in past two years of rule corruption has increased.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh had entered politics with the goal to take on the forest mafia, but on Tuesday we find that mafia is looting the state's resources," said Kisan Sabha state chief Kuldeep Singh Tanwar.
In a statement issued here, Tanwar said during the past two years the condition of roads and other services in the state had deteriorated. "Over 63% of the population is engaged in agriculture, horticulture and allied activities and the state government failed to provide them relief. In 2012 the state's residents had voted Congress to power and threw the Bharatiya Janata Party out, anticipating some relief. But the Congress government has failed to meet their expectations," he added.
Tanwar said despite the recent reduction in diesel and petrol prices, the state government had deprived people of the state from the benefits by raising VAT on these fuels.
"Agriculture is no more the priority sector for the state government. Around 50% of farmers have been left with less than 6 'bighas' of land and it is hard to survive on it," he added.
He also accused the government of failing to protect the rights of farmers. "Farmers are not getting fair prices for their produce while the prices of farm implements are increasing day by day." He added.
Tanwar said the stray animal menace was a big threat to agriculture and horticulture in the state but the state government continued to be indecisive on the issue.
"The government has neither solved the monkey menace that had claimed a life in Shimla recently nor solved the issues of wild animal that forced hundreds of farmers in the state to leave farming," he added.