Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on Monday noted it was rather ironic that his Republican opponent — Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci — has agreed to participate in a public financing system while he is declining.

“The ironies of New York state politics in 2014,” DiNapoli said of the situation in an interview on The Capitol Pressroom.

The 2014-15 state budget includes a system of public financing for the state comptroller’s race only this year, a compromise that has angered advocates for public financing who believe the agreement should have been more comprehensive.

DiNapoli, too, derided the deal for being introduced in the middle of an election cycle. He has already raised about $2 million for his re-election.

The participation of Antonacci, who launched his candidacy last week, in the public financing program says hasn’t swayed him on its merits.

“It hasn’t changed my opinion,” DiNapoli said.

He added the current comptroller-only agreement is “half baked and doesn’t make any sense.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, under pressure from the political left in New York, most notably the Working Families Party, is pushing Senate Republicans to agree to a broader public financing program this spring.

DiNapoli said he hopes lawmakers and Cuomo “getit done right — comprehensive public financing reform” that covers all statewide elected offices.

Update: Onondaga County Republican Chairman Tom Dadey responded.

“Tom DiNapoli was appointed seven years ago by Speaker Silver and his cronies in the State Legislature, and he’s now just realizing that his office should be fighting Albany corruption? That sounds like an election year ploy by an Albany politician faced with a difficult re-election challenge. It’s time to put a Comptroller in the Comptroller’s office who will stand up for hardworking taxpayers, fight corruption and has the experience and qualifications to do the job.”