The results of elections were declared on May 2 and there has been a hike in fuel prices since May 4, the Shiv Sena said.
Fuel consumption fell 9.38 per cent to 17.01 million tonnes in April from 18.77 million tonnes in March, data from Oil Ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell showed.
Petrol, diesel prices up 25 paise per litre each; petrol price cross Rs 100 per litre mark in many cities
Petrol and diesel prices are now at record high across the country, price notification of state-owned fuel retailers showed.
Petrol price was hiked by 27 paise a litre and diesel by 30 paise per litre, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers.
This was the fifth increase in prices since May 4, when the state-owned oil firms ended an 18-hiatus in rate revision during assembly elections in states like West Bengal.
The Left front in Kerala has lashed out against the Union Government for back-to-back fuel price hikes.
On Friday, petrol price was hiked by a steep 29 paise per litre and diesel by 31 paise a litre, according to a price notification by state-owned fuel retailers.
Petrol price was increased by 19 paise per litre and diesel by 21 paise a litre, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
Petrol now costs Rs 90.55 per litre in Delhi, up from Rs 90.40, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.
With regard to gross refining magind, the outlook is modest as capacity addition is expected to exceed to refined products demand growth.
With crude remaining below USD 65 a barrel, for most part of the last fortnight along with softer product prices, the oil companies decided to break their pause and passed on the benefit to the consum
Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, said that getting oil filled in one's vehicle is no less than an test and questioned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding a discussion on the same.
Pump price of petrol and diesel remained at previous days level of Rs 90.56 and Rs 80.87 a litre respectively in the capital.
Petrol and diesel prices touched an all-time high last month while LPG prices too had been increased by Rs 125 per cylinder in recent weeks.
Rates have been reduced across the country and vary from state to state depending on the local incidence of taxation (VAT).