I would abolish all reservations
based on caste in India. Most of the upper middle class who can afford education
have become used to these reservations in jobs, studies, loans etc. I would
start reservations based on economic background and income level, ensuring
tribal and village populations are most benefited. Corruption is the most
important cause of all the evils in India. I would try to get rid of this evil.
I would first separate administrative, judicial and police services from the
power of the politicians.
Eliminate the states. Divide
India into four zones. Make military training compulsory for all able-bodied
people between the ages of 18 and 35. Change the political system to a two-party
system with the prime minister elected in a national referendum. Put the highest
priority on conserving water and managing natural resources as if on a war
footing. If we can do these things we should began to see immediate results.
Our opportunity is the strength
of our broad-minded educated, and energetic youth. More than 40% of the
population is under age of 25 and well educated. If I were the PM of India, I
would make sure that the youth of the country is well-represented in all forms
of decision making to improve India's economic situation. The youth hates the
caste system, corruption and all the ills that this nation has. They possess
modern thoughts based on education. With the economy improving, India would be a
global powerhouse to reckon with.
Manish Palaparthy, India
Under my government, development
will embrace all segments at a macro level, still allowing individuals to
accumulate wealth at a micro level. I am joining an economics school to research
on this. I do not have time for Pakistan and spacecrafts.
I would try my best to stop all
the Indian talent going to the US and UK, and other developed countries. I would
try to create better jobs within the country so that people like me do not work
for strengthening economies of developed countries rather that my own
Abhijeet Singh, India (USA)
If I become India's PM, my first
goal would be weeding out corruption from all aspects of the government
machinery. I will also ensure that all law-enforcing agencies, both at central &
state levels, are efficient and aloof from any political interference. I still
believe there are honest and dedicated people in our law-enforcing agencies. All
that is needed is to give them a free hand in enforcing the law.
Rohit Upadhyay, India
People need empowerment and
informed intermediation. Information Technology demonstrates this powerfully and
has changed the quality of life in rural India. As always the need to provide
water, power and roads continue to be imperative. Shortages result in strife.
Enablement through empowerment will lead to people producing more of what they
want and the shine will be widespread. We need to make India rise and shine!
K Ramachandran, Mumbai
If I become Prime Minister in
this life or the next, I will make sure that any person who is found guilty of
abusing governmental power is jailed for no less than 15-20 years and this way
restore the rule of law by putting fear in the minds of those inclined to
corruption. Clean up the environment by controlling air, water, land and noise
Narinder Pal Singh, India
If I were the prime minister I
would target one of the grassroots foundations of this country - education. Only
mass literacy - to the masses can bring about education which would help in
family planning and in turn help control population - one of the main priorities
of India. Second, I would develop a Kashmir Dispute Resolution Task Force - a
panel of eminent social reformers, academic scholars to bring about a model to
bring peace in the Kashmir Valley. Last, but not the least we need the people in
India to believe in their country to make it a better place.
Aswin Subanthore, USA/India
I would prefer to transfer more
power to women by legislation which will lead to grassroot level transformation.
More jobs for women and changes in inheritance laws. This will in the end change
the whole dynamics of a corrupt patriarchal society.
Archana Sribastav, India.
A new portfolio of minister for
religious tolerance and religious communications has to be introduced for
preserving the intra-religious peace in India. The minister's duty would be to
see that all religions expressed themselves and provided platforms for
discussion of religious subjects and issues leading to present day violence.
Another portfolio for controlling crime and to make the country more crime-free
year-on-year. Another portfolio for controlling natural disasters and another
cabinet minister to reduce violence in Jammu and Kashmir. There has to be one
minister exclusively for Hindu-Muslim riots whose work will be to reduce
fighting and one special army squad to be initiated to contain the riots.
KV Balachandran, India
If I became prime minister, I
would introduce minimum educational qualifications for politicians. I would
continue the economic reforms that are underway now and concentrate on
developing the villages.
Prasad, United Kingdom / India
I would use the collective
bargaining power of a billion fellow Indians to petition the United Nations to
adopt a resolution requiring the righting of the state-sponsored ethnic fleecing
of the Indian sub-continent in the centuries past. And lest the corrupt
political system in India today should aggrandize the returned wealth, I would
ensure the reparations are not made in the form of material goods, but are
rendered as services - civil, social, health, educational, technological, etc.,
and as economic opportunities. After all, the German and US governments
respectively recompensed the descendants of the holocaust victims and the
African American slaves, the latter in the form of affirmative action programs.
Dare I Dream, "Free education and health-care for all Indians, courtesy of Her
Ram Ashok Viswanath, India / USA
If I were prime minister I would
vigorously push and implement a simple three-point national agenda within
democratic and constitutional limits. 1. Population control. 2. Corruption
eradication. 3. Judicial reform. Unfortunately none of our great political
parties seem to be very keen on addressing these issues.
Ashley Noronha, India
My government's first priority
will be drinking water and electricity. Pathetic condition of Indian rural roads
have to be changed. Contractors and engineers should be made to sign an
agreement mentioning the lifespan of the roads they are constructing. Standard
of primary education, and English education in government schools wants to be
If I am the PM of India, I shall
take out some power from not so efficient government machinery and give it to
capable companies, etc. I shall make a tough law for family planning. I shall
change the present judiciary system to make it efficient.
Pran Soni, India
If I get a chance to become PM of
India I would certainly try to eradicate all types of corruption, will do the
needful to bring down the growth of unemployment and always would do the best to
increase the percentage of literacy in rural areas, and would ensure to have at
least food and shelter for all citizens of India.
P George, India
I would have smaller but more
"hi-tech" military and also I would control population at any cost. My first
priority would be to solve Kashmir problem so I can look at other problems. To
solve Kashmir problems, I would use all methods. I would also bring justice to
victims of 1984 riots [against Sikhs in Delhi after assassination of Indira
Aditya, New Zealand
There is no real responsibility
getting transferred from one government to another. If government changes, a
complete administration is shifted, so that it will benefit the particular
party. Any prime minister must look into these.
CV Madhav, India
If I happen to be the prime
minister, I would press for defence cuts and use these defence funds for
infrastructure development, education, medical research and technological
research and if possible try to bring long-term jail sentences to corrupt
government and other officials.
Nair Sathyaprakash, India
If I were the PM of India, I
would reform the tax system both at corporate level and individual tax. Also a
mandatory tax deduction for health system. Privatisation of banking and
insurance sector. I would reform education system. Also I would like to change
the political system of India to a presidential one. India needs to get rid of
the parliamentary system if it really wants to become a successful country.
J P Singh, India/ Australia
If I was the prime minister of
India my first duty will be listen to the people of India. To gain peace with
our neighbours like Pakistan and China. Have better controls on the borders.
Employ new troops to fight terrorism. My plan is for every single person to have
job opportunities, better education for every child, help for people of poor
backgrounds. I want India to be a superpower as it is right now - to do that we
will need the people's help to solve Kashmir and Punjab.
If I become the prime minister of
India I would strive hard to provide the basis needs of food, clothing and
shelter. We need laws so that the younger generation are truly involved in our
nation's political arena. I would bring harsh laws to punish corrupt
politicians. I would make sure every part of the country sees progress, not just
Karthik , USA
The biggest problem is
POPULATION, POLLUTION & POVERTY, P3. Implementing 1 child norms. Higher
education, effective and useable. Remove reservation in education and govt
sectors, in terms of castes. Strict and fast proceeding of cases related to
corruption, female harassment, & terrorism. Removing child labour.
Nayan Shah, India
If I were Prime Minister of
India, I would work to alleviate poverty not only in India, but in Pakistan,
Nepal and Bangladesh too, so that there is no animosity towards Indian power and
wealth, and so that there are not large-scale migrations of people into India. I
would work to reduce the influence of radical religious cults like the VHP in
Indian politics. I would also work to eliminate corruption.
One of the most important problem
faced by we the common people of India is corruption at all the levels. Routing
out this evil can lead to a safer and better India to start with. Tax payers
money as per records does go to help the poor people but never ever reaches the
needed all due to corruption again. If I were the PM of India routing corruption
would be the first step that I would take and I think lot of things would
automatically fall into place.
If I were the PM of India I would
do exactly the same as Atal is doing. India is a vast country with so many
problems and to bring it back on tracks. Perseverance and determination to
rebuild a nation is the key. The whole change has to be slow so that it seeps
into the masses as a practice and not something that is forced upon.
Veer Khar, New Zealand
Pull out the corruption from the
grassroots. Remove all the political corrupt leaders from party, power and make
them stranded on the road like dogs. Make the government-functioning
fully-transparent. I will let people know what each politician is doing in day
to day activity. Make the environment pollution-free, lay wide roads, generate
employment opportunities for the youth. Also, I will try hard to develop the
cities like Mumbai (where 40% of the people live in huts and slums), Bihar
state, MP and UP states. Educate people to live in a more decent and organised
society. Clean and overhaul the total police department and make it best in the
world. I would prefer to give full power to all the IPS and IAS officers. They
are the best people who can bring some difference in the society.
I would bring to justice the
people that recently killed thousands of Muslims in Gujarat. This has given our
secular country a bad name, and allows people to continue to point fingers at
India about the bad treatment of its minorities. Whereas, the truth is, India is
a very tolerant society where everyone lives happily side-by-side.
Arun Gupta, India
The silent majority needs to be
educated (not literate) about original/authentic commandments of their Faith in
their vernacular languages through audio-cassettes (like Walkman) not as
presented by clerics/politicians of vested interests; personal hygiene; basic
health-care; civic-obligation then civic-rights; literacy; gainful-occupations;
If I had the opportunity of
becoming the leader of this great country, I would cut defence spending, work to
end the Indo-Pak dispute and alleviate poverty. The money spent of military
personnel and weaponry against Pakistan in the last decade alone could have fed
the nation's poor. Invest in education and health-care and abolish the cast
system. Reform the police force and make them accountable, end religious
politics. Educating the young gives the nation a chance of betterment, a real
chance of peace and tolerance in an ever challenging and changing world. Make
India a beacon of democracy.
Ibrahim Mulla, UK
I would "Do What" Indian people
want "Me" to do to them "NOT" what I want to do to "them" I would NOT enjoy
occupying the post while million Indians are NOT enjoying. I would do every
Indians good by creating and offering the basic necessities! There isn't done
enough to achieve a little India and those who holds responsible God forbid are
heartless and have no sense of humanity.
Peter D-Mun, Denmark
Most important things that need
to be done are frequent change in leadership. As change in leadership gets new
ideas. Hence limiting Prime minister's post to just 2 terms. Same should be said
of chief minister's post. Resolving border disputes and stopping communal issues
through common laws for every one and not religion based laws. Corruption needs
to be eliminated through hiring more judges and police. I feel improving job
situation will eliminate poverty.
In India we are missing basic
needs. I would first work on building infrastructure to get water and
electricity. Next thing would be good roads.
Public Health, Safety and Welfare
are core for sustainable development of the country. Unfortunately due to the
low percentage of educated politicians they forgot the core issues to fighting
each other. If I were PM, I would nail these issues to make sure every Indian
has a job, enough to eat and feel secure. Jai Hind.
We need to restore trust and
confidence in our nation, pride in our people. We have lost them when our PM's
nephew was thrown out of running train, a Swiss diplomat assaulted in public
parking and Australian lady murdered near Airport. First and foremost
restoration of law and order is essential. All round development of
infrastructure, business and economy, conducive investment atmosphere is
required with minimum bureaucratic interference. Our Mantra is fast track
development to educate, feed and house the billions. India must become a noble
nation, trusted by her inhabitants and feared by her enemies.
om prakash madria, India
1) With about 60 to 70% of the
population of India living on agriculture, step 1 would be to modernize farming
to make them competitive on the global front 2) Build desalination plants to rid
the drought states of water problem and take care of the yearly flooding problem
in the NE. 3) Build Country wide database of Indian citizens 4) Close links
(using technology)across all states for better communication, crime tracking
etc. 5) Quickly put in place and upgrade labour laws, technology laws etc. to
keep up with the times and make conducting business easy 6) Enforce compulsory
education for all with penalties for not complying. Include English language as
part of the curriculum to give all citizen equal opportunity to compete on the
global arena 7)Severe punishment for corruption 8)Benefits for families with two
children or less 9)Stop the project to take us to the moon and boost project to
send weather, health and education related satellites 10)Faster privatization of
state owned industries
Arvind, India / Us
Here are my top 10 priorities,
1st priority would be eliminating caste system in education and it should be by
knowledge. 2nd priority - Educating people and creating more jobs. 3rd priority
- Cleansing political system (In order to be a politician, no corruption, no
criminal history) 4th priority - There are lots of people in India - I will make
very strict rule where no one can't have more than 2 kids. 5th priority - Basic
life needs (Clean air, Water, food, shelter and health insurance) 6th priority -
Well established law and order from top to bottom. 7th priority - Human rights.
8th priority - Good friendship with neighbouring countries. 9th priority - No
state boundary, I will merge all state and make it united states of India (USI).
Last but not least good transportation.
Swami Natarajan, INDIA/USA
1. I would organise an all party,
all engineers, all economists and scientist all India conference to find out
methods of solving water disputes and improve water distribution. 2. Find
methods to pool the students resources in summer and give them jobs to create
social awareness, education among the most downtrodden and arrange student camps
that will organise cleaning of the cities taking a few model cities for trial
3.Encourage medical camps in villages at least twice a year, give free treatment
and instil awareness of common diseases and find out if local traditional
medicines can be availed of 4. Right from the school, teach that there are
different religions but each one has to respect the other. 5. Prohibit child
employment for ages less than 12 and at least introduce evening education class
for working children of age 12-16; 6. Use TV media to promote some of the above
mentioned things and make aware of Indian diversity by mixing different states
in a single show of one hour and not reserve one hour for each state/language
If I am the prime minister of
India, I will try to stop the religion be used to divide India. I like to unite
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka into one trading block and raise the
prosperity of the people in this region. I will bring good relations with China
and the west. I will actively involve in getting peace in Kashmir, Sri Lanka and
Gopi Raja, Chennai, India
Sahil Thapa, United Kingdom
spend all my energy to rejoin
Pakistan, Bangladesh and India together again. and reduce defence budget to
improve the economics to feed and shelter every one.
mukhtar ahmed, uk
India is a poor country. India
has been poor for last 4000 years. In next 26 years, India will prosper...
Changes will come quietly.... Thanks and Regards.
Sam Rupani, USA
1) Reduce the power of religious
political groups 2) Root out corruption in the police forces, so that the law
can be applied at grass-roots level 3) Increase access to law and legal
protection for rural poor 4) Increase taxation base in the country, to improve
fiscal revenues (i.e. ensure that better off people pay their income taxes) 5)
Spend money on education of poorer people, especially women and children. 6)
Outlaw application of caste system 7) Increase wealth by encouraging investment
Rustam Roy, England (ex-India)
I will basically focus on
undeveloped regions like Bihar State, where there is most criminalities and
poverty. I think, developing those region makes first step of national
Sunu Diwakaar, India
First and foremost, there should
be something done for the millions who are suffering in India. It is amazing how
the rich can just walk past the millions of people they see on the road. As the
rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer. In India, everything is
possible if you have the power. If I was the prime minister, I will start off
tackling poverty and education. Both lie in line with each other. The poorer you
are the less chances you are educated, which leads to child labour, no family
planning and more starvation. How difficult is it for the government to actively
promote education and do something about it? Why is it possible in Kerala and in
some other states and not in other states? If I was the prime minister, I will
stop less worrying about India and Pakistan and Kashmir, a problem which should
have been solved years ago and worry about the current status of my people. It
is well known to everyone that this country, its people have a lot of potential.
1. Introduce equal laws for all.
Unified Civil Code, article 370 to allow ALL Indians to buy property in Kashmir.
2. Eliminate the possibility of EVER building a temple in Ayodhya where a holy
mosque once stood. 3. Improve the condition of our soldiers and invest in
defence sensibly. 4. Increase employment, especially in poverty stricken states
like Bihar and Assam to prevent migration of the poor to cities that are over
crowded. 5. Illegal Immigration from Nepal and Bangladesh will be taken care of.
India already has a billion people and I will try to send back all illegal
immigrants and stop more from flocking Indian cities from these countries.
Shivi Sawhney, UP, India
I would sack all the people in
places of power and then recruit fresh people and then tidy up the country (ie
helping the needy and poor).
I am a graduate in engineering
working for a US company. I a really surprised about myself, not knowing what I
can for my country when suddenly asked about it. With this at back drop I would
like to bring out a few of my intentions. Get back to math on population,
something HAS to be done at this moment to check the growth. Education is one of
them and create awareness among the people deep in the heart of India- villages.
Improve public health system. Provide better facilities and sops for the
government workers so that they stop indulging in corruption and start begin
using the govt resources for the country. For all this team work, educated and
non- ambitious team of individuals is what I will need...make my own better team
(ministry) to bring about all this would be also my first priority. I wish if I
could have come out with a better answer.
Sujay, USA / India
The prime minister of India has
an array of problems. There is high illiteracy, extreme poverty,
over-population, corruption, communal violence, border disputes, insurgency,
political instability, the list just goes on. What is lacking is the coherent
will among the billion Indians to make India a developed nation. The uneducated
aren't even aware of the concept of India, and the educated hardly care. I
think. that as prime-minister, there may be several approaches to handle the
apparent problems, but my personal goal would be to attack the root cause.
Instilling pride among Indians, in every conceivable way, through media, and
through thoughtful developmental projects would always be the parallel activity.
Rantej Bali, India
I am an Indian American, for a
while I wondered what I could do if I were to become the leader of India. I
would try to decrease corruption. Most of South Asia is known for its
corruption. Politicians don't care about people as long as their own pockets are
full, and people have given up the idea of rising up since they don't want to
loose what they have. Second, is a strong stance on Kashmir. Kashmir is a
integral part of India and will remain part of India forever. Its an internal
problem and this should be resolved without any international interference.
Also, develop India's economy, by providing more jobs and also increase the
Naval force of India.
I would ban all castes. Will give
more power to regional governments. Get rid of Social hypocrisies .
rabinder henry, Germany/India
01. population control - Getting
a grip on population could provide better amenities to the future. 02.
corruption - harsh punishment for all corrupt officials. if all these money were
to be accounted. India could by far provide free health and education to all in
India. 03. get rupee value on par with dollar - there could be no more future
brain drain. 04. poverty eradication, health, agriculture should now become a
priority- Since improving relations with Pakistan and china, India should spend
its allocated budget towards these areas. All slums areas should be demolished
and high-rise buildings could be built providing them shelter for a nominal
rent. shelter could be provided for free for old people. Health care could be
provided for all people if such funds were made available with new hospitals,
better equipment 05.sports plan -- a plan to promote sports India- with its
large population there are hardly few medals we achieve. 06. Defence, IT ,
Science and research - should also be given priority. self reliance could boost
our India as a global power...
Education should be molding a
good citizen for the country, so if i
have power, i will impart such Moral education in Schools. if we impart
such education to our generation most of the problem will be solved. so
Education would be for a good citizen not only doctors and engineers.
we can overcome many evils through imparting moral education . through
morel education ,they understand their duties and responsibility and
they know what are evils.
When people do their duty and responsibility , then no problem will be
P.B.No 1.Kannur .14, Kerala State
If I become the PM/CM, as
usual, I will try to make somthing for my
family and relatives, will encroach as much property in munnar, will open
many binamy bank accounts, continuesly criticize opposition and other people
for the cause of corruption and poverty, try my best to get rich become more
rich and poor become more poor so that the gap between rich and poor widen
more so that poor would be the slaves of me, my family and the rich people,
and then leave the job to my close friends or children.