comeback to the Union ministry as MOS for HRD, said.
"I think the case is purely political. It is pure and simple harassment. I have high respect for judiciary," he told a meet-the-press in Thiruvananthapuram.
Tharoor said he had sought the high court's intervention as the case had dragged on for failure on the part of the witnesses from the litigant's side.
Stating that he was not prepared for any out-of-court settlement in the case, the Minister said he was a proudpatriot who would not allow any stain on the national anthem and would pursue the case till its very end.