If you want to work with jQuery controls or third party controls for that matter, you can use them with single caveat. You need to have a package available for it to use in the Meteor application. I found an excellent blog on this here. So I am not going to repeat the whole thing here. But it was missing one important thing, you need to install the jQuery UI package first.
mrt add jQuery-UI
mrt add jquery-ui-bootstrap
Also if you want to create a package, here is great links