In the town of Surendranagar, the gateway to the region of Saurashtra in his home state of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's audience earlier this week was not made up entirely of farmers. On outskirts of Surendranagar, Suresh Makwana grows cumin on his eight acres of land. My crop was ruined, but still the insurance company dismissed my claim of Rs. 30,000," he lamented. Promise of an old-age pension program.