Onsari Gharti Magar

Onsari Gharti Magar is a Nepali communist politician and current parliamentarian. She was the first female Speaker of the Parliament of Nepal. She was elected unopposed as Speaker on October 16, 2015.[1][2]


Onsari Gharti Magar
ओनसरी घर्ति मगर
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Magar with Barsaman Pun
Member of House of Representatives from Nepal Communist Party List
Assumed office
5 March 2018
Speaker of the Legislature Parliament of Nepal
In office
16 October 2015 – 15 October 2017
PresidentRam Baran Yadav
Bidhya Devi Bhandari
DeputyGanga Prasad Yadav
Preceded bySubash Chandra Nembang
Succeeded byKrishna Bahadur Mahara
(as Speaker of House of Representatives)
Minister for Youth and Sports
In office
2011–2011
Prime MinisterJhala Nath Khanal
Member of Legislature Parliament of Nepal from Rolpa Constituency No. 2
In office
21 January 2014 – 15 October 2017
Preceded bySantosh Kumar Budhamagar
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
BornRolpa
Political partyCommunist Party of Nepal (Maoist) ( -2018)
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) (2018- )
Spouse(s)Barsaman Pun[1]

Political careerEdit

She served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament[2] and was Minister of Youth and Sports in the cabinet of Jhala Nath Khanal.[1] She was elected to the Constituent Assembly (CA) from Rolpa constituency-2 in the second CA election. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2017 under party list.

Electoral HistoryEdit

2013 Constituent Assembly election

Rolpa-2

Party Candidate Votes Status
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Onsari Gharti Magar 14,964 Elected
CPN (UML) Kumar Dashaudi 9,372 Lost

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to Barsha Man Pun.[1] Barshaman Pun is formersecretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Onsari elected First Woman Speaker". The Kathmandu Post. Archived from the original on 6 October 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "World's First Woman Speaker of Parliament of Nepal". Jagran.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015.