India, April 22 -- The stakes are high for all the three major players in Kerala, the ruling LDF, Congress-led opposition UDF and BJP-led NDA, when all the 20 parliamentary constituencies of the southern state vote in the third phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on Tuesday.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's sudden entry in Wayanad, his second constituency besides Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, along with the emotional Sabarimala temple issue have changed the political equations in the state.

For the first time in the history of Kerala, at least half of the 20 Lok Sabha seats are witnessing a tough three-cornered contest. It was always a bipolar contest between the UDF and LDF in Kerala but this time the BJP, an also-ran in state politics till r...