Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad police on Monday filed chargesheet against convenor of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Hardik Patel in connection with a sedition case filed against him here.
The move comes in the wake of reports that Patel has now expressed his willingness to sit down for talks with the Gujarat government to break the logjam over a host of issues, including reservations for the Patel community here.
Patel has been in custody for nearly months in connection with several cases, including rioting and sedition.
Hardik Patel had spearheaded the quota agitation by the Patel community in Gujarat.
The state government has also reportedly agreed for talks "if officially communicated" by the 23-year-old Patel community leader.
Hardik, convenor of the PAAS, had earlier rejected any compromise with the government till the Patels were granted reservation on the lines of Other Backward Classes.
Patel had told reporters that he is "ready for talks" if acceptable to the government.
Hardik and 14 other PAAS leaders are in custody since October 18 on various charges and all their efforts to secure bail have been opposed tooth and nail by the government.
The state government had recently indicated that it would not oppose bail applications of the PAAS leaders if they agreed to talks.