The 22-year-old, who launched his indefinite fast in Lajpore Jail here, was late last night shifted to the prison ward of Civil Hospital where he is fine now, a health official said today.

"Hardik Patel was brought late last night from Lajpor Jail and admitted to the prison ward of Civil Hospital", Superintendent of Surat Civil Hospital Mahesh Vadel said.

"He had complained of weakness and dizziness. We conducted various tests on him and he is found to be OK. His treatment is going on in the hospital", Vadel said.

"On our advice he has started taking water", he said. Hardik, lodged in the jail since September in two sedition cases, is leading an agitation demanding reservation for Patels in government jobs and educational institutes under OBC category.

The surprise move of hunger strike by Hardik three days back came at a time when his close aides have expressed willingness to hold talks with Gujarat's BJP government to resolve the quota issue, which had led to violent protests.

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