Ramakanth Khalap Former Union Law Minister who is from Goa has suggested to the Centre to transfer Marathi-speaking areas, including Belgaum in Karnataka, with Goa to form a Vishal Gomantaka state. He was speaking at the valedictory function of the 12th Konkan Marathi Sahitya Sammelan.
If Maharashtra was not keen on the proposal, Goa was ready to include the disputed areas. If these areas are merged with Goa, the state could become Vishal Gomantaka, he added. Khalap urged President Pratibha Patil to take measures to protect Marathi language and culture in border areas of Karnataka.
Source: Express Buzz
I posted this as I personally liked what Mr.Khalap said Belgaum in Goa Wonderful.