Disgraced Moscow Communist Party chief Boris Yeltsin, defending his political integrity in an unprecedented television debate Sunday, has accused senior party officials of working against his election campaign.

Yeltsin, ousted in 1987 for saying reforms were moving too slowly, faced factory manager Yevgeny Brakov, his opponent in March 26 elections to the new-style Soviet parliament, for 90 minutes on Moscow regional television."Unfortunately, the Moscow Party Committee has been using all the propaganda means at its disposal to support one of the two candidates," he said. "I do not think this is correct."