Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said steps will be taken as per the jail code regarding the Jatiya Oikyafront's plea for permission to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

"Nine Oikyafront leaders, including Dr Kamal Hossain, want to meet Khaleda Zia. We've informed them that steps will be taken in this regard as per the jail code," he said.

The minister came up with the remark while talking to reporters after an eight-member Oikyafront delegation, led by ASM Abdur Rob, met him at his Secretariat office.

He said they will send the application of the Oikyafront leaders to the IG Prison who will take steps as per the jail code.

Asaduzzaman also said no one exc...