The last few sentences of the article "Rotten at the core" published yesterday should be read as--"Their pettiness can be gauged from what a treasury bench law maker-- in one of the earlier sessions of the present parliament-- unabashedly demanded as the price of his being the representative of the people. He asked for an increased pay and allowances of the MPs, their offices and residences and, of course, a duty free car every five years, and what not. Remember the chilling wish list of the MP representing some of the world's poorest lot? Will they change our fate or bring about a social revolution to rid us from our recurrent miseries? Isn't it an absurdity?"