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, CUSTOMER SERVICE, 26, VISAKHAPATANAM
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.