Being in power for the past five years and the possibility that he could set a record of being the longest-serving chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is probably making YS Rajasekhara Reddy change his views on retirement.
For, he no longer believes that 60 is the age for politicians to retire.
"When I was 50 years old, I thought 60 was the age for retirement. But now I don't subscribe to that," Reddy who completed 100 days as chief minister in his second successive stint said in an informal interaction with journalists in the state assembly on Thursday.
People have now started calling me a fitness freak and thus things have changed, he remarked.
Reddy celebrated his 60th birthday on July 8. He would become the longest-serving chief minister of Andhra Pradesh if he completes his second term -- till May 2014, thus beating his bete noire N Chandrababu Naidu's record of eight years and nine months.