It is possible that Congress may be revived under another leader. But Rahul Gandhi is not an old man. He has a few more decades of activity ahead of him. This will work to the disadvantage of his party as it fades nationally into irrelevance.
The BCCI president exonerates himself, the politicians, the BCCI, the IPL governing council and makes Lalit Modi the fall guy, even offering hope to him: If his "reply convinces the members, proceedings would be dropped"
The Pawar candidature tells us something about India 2009. Our polity has become so divided, so full of small regional or caste grouping that even 10 seats seems a big number. That is the new reality of this general election.