NCP president of Gujarat, Jayant Patel, whose seat Sarsa has been merged with Umreth, will contest from Umreth.
Vadodia is the third MLA to switch over from one party to another. Previously, BJP MLA Bhavsinh Rathod, a very influential leader of Thakor community in Patan district joined the Congress and NCP MLA Tusharsinh Maharaul joined the BJP and will contest from Devgadh Baria in Dahod district.
Meanwhile, BJP leaders will meet in Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the candidates for the 94 assembly segments that go to polls on December 17. The last day for filing of nomination for the second phase is November 30.