Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday appealed once again to the Muslim community for allowing the construction of three main temples in the country. Offering Muslims what he called the "Lord Krishna's package", Swamy said that if Hindus were to get the three temples, Muslims can keep 39,997 mosques.
Addressing a seminar on the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya at Delhi University, Swamy had said on Saturday, “In our country, over 40,000 temples have been demolished. We never say that all those should be reconstructed...but there cannot be a compromise on three of them – Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Krishna temple in Mathura and Kashivishwanath. If Ram temple is constructed, there will be easy way for others, discussions can be done but not compromise [sic].”
Swamy had earlier said that the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya would begin by the end of 2016 with the cooperation of the Muslim community. He had also said that the matter should not be seen as a political stunt.