Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein will be included in the closed-door budget talks with the legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo made the announcement today at a cabinet meeting that he would include Klein, a Bronx Democrat, in the first leaders meeting scheduled for later this afternoon.

Klein was included in the talks — colloquially called the “Three Men In A Room” talks — in the last two years after he was elevated to co-president of the state Senate under a power-sharing agreement with Senate Republicans.

But Republicans last year gained full control of the chamber and Klein lost the title, plus the ability to have veto power over which bills come to the floor for a vote.

Cuomo today said he discussed having Klein included in the talks with Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who agreed Klein should be included.

Klein can deliver votes because of his “partnership with Skelos,” Cuomo said.

Senate Republicans still have an interest in keeping Klein close, at least for now. The GOP conference has 33 members, a narrow majority in the chamber that could shift even before the next election due to any number of factors, ranging from corruption convictions to the health members.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara gave a withering critique of the three-men-in-a-room negotiations after his office arrested Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges, likening the set up to a sitcom.

Cuomo today indicated he had no plans to change the high-level talks on the budget.

Today’s meeting also marks the first time newly elected Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie of the Bronx will sit in on the meetings.

Cuomo’s $142 billion budget is due March 31.