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.
M CHALLAWAR, 22, STUDENT, HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH
If I were prime minister of India I would focus mainly on areas like education - it should be compulsory till graduation, healthcare, e-governance, basic infrastructure etc.
My team would try to reduce the inequality between poor and rich. There should be equal opportunities for everyone.
Reservation based on religion is wrong. There should be no discrimination in employment opportunities based on caste, creed or religion.
I will appoint young people as deputy to ministers to take decisions collectively: young people have sound technical and innovative ideas while middle-aged and older people have more experience.
This will encourage a good interaction between the young and the middle aged.
As far as elections are concerned I would start online polling for people who don't want to stand in a lengthy queue.
Each person would be given a voter ID card along with a unique user ID (mentioned in the card) and password. Biometrics can also be taken to prevent misuse of vote.