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.
MITA KAPUR, 43, LITERARY CONSULTANT AND WRITER, JAIPUR
As prime minister, . I'd probably look at ways of separating religion from politics
That will solve most of the problems that our country is facing right now whether it is the threat of terrorism or the insecurities that dwell in people's minds.
Today a regular Indian does not have confidence when walking out of his house. He doesn't know if he is going to walk back in. I would like to restore that confidence.
Seventy percent of Indians live under the poverty line. But are we really looking at the villages where this happens? There is so much rich culture, heritage there are lots of economic opportunities as well
There is so much more we can do in terms of preserving, perpetuating and using all that as a means of livelihood.
We have wealth and we are ignoring it.