New Delhi, March 22: The BJP Saturday fielded actor Paresh Rawal as party candidate from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat, instead of sitting MP Harin Pathak. Also Read - EC Calls All-Party Meeting In Kolkata As COVID Cases Surge In Bengal, Discussion Over Poll Campaigns Likely

The central election committee announced five names for Gujarat including Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh Chauhan, sitting MP from Panchmahal. (Read: BJP chief calls up Uddhav as ties head downhill) Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Blames 'Outsiders' Brought by BJP For COVID Surge In West Bengal

Rawal joined the league of Bollywood actors fielded by the party including Hema Malini and Shatrughan Sinha. (Read: MJ Akbar, NK Singh join BJP, JD-U fumes) Also Read - 'State Heading Towards Health Emergency', Gujarat HC Initiates Suo Motu PIL Over Corona Situation

Pathak is a seven-time MP.

The party also announced three candidates for by elections to Gujarat assembly.