Hopes of a merger between the EPS and OPS factions of the AIADMK seems to have been reignited. Tamil Nadu CM E Palanaswamy announced a judicial probe into former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's death. The CM also declared that Jaya's home at Poes Garden will be converted into a memorial. The two decisions taken by the Tamil Nadu government have been a long standing demand of the OPS faction for a merger to take place. The third demand is to have Sasikala removed from the AIADMK that has remained unfulfilled so far. The declarations have come after Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran held a show of strength rally which was attended by 20 AIADMK MLAs.