New Delhi, Jan 14 (Agencies): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was congratulated by  BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Friday for the record investment in his state during the recent "VibrantGujarat" programme and for making it a role model of development for the country.

"Nitin Gadkari has hailed the 'Vibrant Gujarat' conclave as a phenomenal achievement and congratulated Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his wonderful performance in scaling new heights in economic growth and successfully attracting record investment in the state," BJP said in a statement.

Gadkari sent a congratulatory letter to Modi after the state reportedly attracted a record Rs 20.83 lakh crore investment during the 'Vibrant Gujarat' programme.

In his letter, Gadkari said party takes pride in the fact that one of the states under its rule has become a role model of development for the entire country.

"The success of Gujarat government in attracting a record investment is a testimony to the confidence that the investor community has repeatedly reposed in the Government of Gujarat under Modi's leadership," Gadkari said.

He also praised the state for achieving "a perfect balance" in rural and urban development which has made lives more livable and added to the investment-attractiveness of the state.

"We have been stressing the need for setting examples in Good Governance in the states where we are in power. Vibrant Gujarat, we believe is one such illustrious success that will encourage other governments and inspire our party rank and
file," Gadkari said.