Mathura: After his controversial comments about imposition of President's rule in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday created a flutter when he said that Rahul Gandhi could become Prime Minister "even at midnight if he so desires".

"Rahul Gandhi can become Prime Minister at 12 tonight and no one can stop that from happening. But neither does he want to become the Prime Minister nor the Chief Minister," he said addressing a public rally at Mathura.

Jaiswal, who has expressed readiness to become the Chief Minister if the high command so wanted, also assured people of the area that he will give them the "the best ministry Mathura ever had" if they ensured the win of the party candidate.

Jaiswal had triggered a controversy a couple of days  by his remarks that Gandhi would be the remote control, whoever becomes Chief Minister of Congress in UP.

Only Friday, the Election Commission had held prima facie his comments on imposition of President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh a threat to voters and violation of Model Code of Conduct and slapped a show cause notice on him.

Meanwhile in Agra, Jaiswal said he would abide and duly respond to the Election Commission directive issued to him over his President's rule remark.

"I have great respect for the Election Commission and would abide by its decision," he told reporters.

In reply to a question, he claimed Congress would emerge as the single largest party in the UP polls and will form the government on its own in the state.

The party would neither seek nor support any party to form the government, he said.

(Agencies)