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Mosaddek Ali Falu

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Alhaj Mosaddek Ali Falu (b. 7 April 1960) is a Bangladeshi politician and a former parliamentarian from BNP. He served as the political secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia between 2001 and 2006. He was in jail on grounds of corruption between 2007 and 2008, and is currently out on bail Falu began his career in politics as the political secretary to Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. He became a close companion to the Prime Minister, earning her trust. Evidence of this closeness includes Falu being delegated important duties and accompanying Khaleda Zia during her umrahs, among others. In light of Khaleda's two-way loyalty strategy Falu was allowed to contest for the 2004 by-election of the Dhaka-10 constituency when BNP parliamentarian M A Mannan's defection to Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh meant that the seat was vacant (defection from a political party automatically results in the parliament seat to be vacated under Article 70 of the Constitution). Falu won the elections, but the polls were considered to be sham by most observers, and according to WikiLeaks, including the United States. He was sworn in hastily, only after 30 minutes of the release of the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1960-04-07

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