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 MISHRA, 26, SOFTWARE ENGINEER, BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA
As prime minister my attention would be focused on education and infrastructure. Both are key drivers of growth and will be much needed in the future to sustain growth.
For a vast country like India with its huge population, it is imperative that everybody is well educated and well connected. There should be many super highways connecting major cities throughout the country.
Special economic zones would continue to generate employment while education will make them more competitive and marketable.
Corruption is the root of slow growth and I would eliminate it by bringing in more transparency and accountability.
As prime minister I would strive to set an example myself and this will serve as a beacon of hope to everybody in this country.