Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan in a radio interview Tuesday said he expects to remain the top lawmaker in the state Senate after an April 24 special election that could lead to Democratic control of the chamber.

At the same time, Flanagan was confident both Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who conferences with Republicans, and Sen. Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, would continue their relationship with the Senate GOP.

“We have a terrific working relationship with Jeff Klein. I consider him a colleague and friend,” Flanagan said in the interview on WCNY’s The Capitol Pressroom. “I don’t see that changing at all.”

Democrats, backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are pursuing the fulfillment of a unity agreement announced last year that would unite the mainline conference in the state Senate with Klein’s IDC. The agreement has not publicly blown up, even as it has left the sides with uneasy truce ahead of the special election.

Victories by Democrats Shelley Mayer and Luis Sepulveda in two open Senate districts would give Democrats 32 enrolled members in the state Senate, but not necessarily a working majority. That would be in part up to Felder, a Brooklyn lawmaker who won a provision in the budget when it came to yeshiva oversight by the state.

Flanagan insisted a deal was not cut to keep Felder in the conference during the budget talks. At the same time, Flanagan similarly insisted Felder does not wield out-sized influence.

“I’m going to embrace what he thinks,” Flanagan said. “We have 32 members and every one of them is a leader.”

He added, “Regardless of the outcome we’ll still have 32 seats with Sen. Felder caucusing with us.”

Meanwhile, Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif in a separate statement warned of the impact of an all-Democratic controlled state government.

“An entire state government made up of extreme, tax-and-spend politicians racing each other to the far left would be an unmitigated disaster for hardworking taxpayers Upstate, in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island. It would lead to higher taxes, more corruption and thousands of families fleeing our state,” he said.

“More than ever before, we need checks and balances to prevent the radical New York City politicians from doing whatever the hell they want.”