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.
PRADEEP RANA, ANIMATOR, 22, GURGAON
If I were prime minister , my first act, my greatest priority would be to introduce a rule for all political candidates.
All candidates should be educated to degree level.
In certain backward Indian states candidates are not educated. They do not know how to attract investment to their states, they cannot serve well.
I admit that the railways minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav from Bihar is doing a good job for railways. But an education gives you an additional advantage.
I would want to solve all of our electricity problems. Even where I live we have long power cuts in the day of about six to seven hours.
That is intolerable in the summers. It is a serious issue. That's why we need a nuclear deal and that's where having an education counts.