Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha members on Sunday staged a demonstration at Central College cricket ground to oppose Bangalore University's plan to build an indoor stadium and convention centre with underground parking facility at this ground.

Members of the party, led by its president Vatal Nagaraj, said that ground enjoyed a historic position in the unification of Karnataka as the inaugural ceremony was held there on November 1, 1956. They said the ground should not be commercialised and demanded that it be named Karnataka Ekikarana Maidana.