Page last updated at 12:16 GMT, Thursday, 16 April 2009 13:16 UK

If I were prime minister: Chandra Deep Yerra

India will be holding elections over the course of one month from 16 April.

BBC News asked people from all corners of the world's largest democracy what they would do if they were prime minister.


Chandra Deep Yerra
What would I do if I was the prime minister? There are a lot of things I could do if I were the prime minister even for a single day.

Instead of assigning ministries to my own party members, I would see who had performed well in that position in the previous term and hand it over to that person.

I would start a new division which would continuously monitor my ministers and other members and score them at the end of every week or month. This division would also educate the ministers on where they went wrong and where they could improve.

India is primarily an agricultural country. Since food is a basic commodity, first importance should be given to it.

I would once again bring back the slogan 'Be Indian, Buy Indian' and make India a self-reliant country.

I would leave behind the ancient 20th Century India and would turn it into an advanced and modern 21st Century India.

Print Sponsor

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific