The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday fielded MLA Hasmukh Patel from the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency, replacing actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal.
Mr Rawal had earlier announced he will not contest the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Patel, a Patidar leader, is a two-term MLA from Amraiwadi Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad district.
The Congress has nominated Patidar leader and Hardik Patel's close aide Geeta Patel as its candidate.
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