The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leadership and local BJP leaders were present when Jaitley arrived here this afternoon. (Agencies)
On Saturday, when BJP had announced Jaitley's candidature from Amritsar, Sidhu had said that the former was his ‘guru’.
Sidhu has been vocal against the Akali leadership in the past and had even accused them of scuttling his pet projects in the constituency.
Earlier on Saturday, the cricketer-turned-politician said that he would accept whatever the party decided, though he had made it clear that he would not contest the election from anywhere else.
Jaitley was received at Amritsar Rajasansi Airport by Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Majithia, MLAs, local BJP leaders and several party workers.
On the way from airport to Golden Temple, where the BJP leader was to pay obeisance, Jaitley was accorded a warm welcome as the BJP activists showered rose petals on his long cavalcade.
There was heavy rush of SAD and BJP workers and other supporters on the roads right from the airport to Golden Temple.
The VVIP cavalcade included buses, cars, jeeps and numerous security vehicles.
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leadership and local BJP leaders were present when Jaitley arrived here this afternoon.