Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed the switch of Democratic Sen. Tony Avella to the independent conference as part of the “political silly season” he has no desire to be a part of for now, given the looming April 1 budget deadline.

Cuomo, in New York City Wednesday morning, said he was focused on the April 1 budget deadline, adding he doesn’t think the change in the composition of the Senate will impact his agenda.

“You know, the politics and turmoil of Albany, right? I just heard about it today,” Cuomo said. “I don’t know what it means, if anything. I think we’re headed into the political season and you’re going to see this battle continue in the elections season. I’m going to stay away from the politics; I want to focus on getting the budget done.”

Avella has never been much of a fan of Cuomo over the last several years, though the governor didn’t want to weigh in on the merits of the switch itself.

“I believe when you start playing politics, the government stops,” he said.

Nevertheless, Cuomo said the coalition government in the Senate is “working.”

“We’ve had good success in Albany working together — Democrats, Republicans,” Cuomo said. “This coalition government is working and I want to keep it that way and I want to stay away from the politics.”