Economy Has the economic debate taken a backseat amid anti-citizenship act protests? Updated : December 23, 2019 04:39 PM IST Political observers claim the Citizenship Amendment Act is deliberate strategy by the government to distract attention from the economic slowdown. The government believes that there are attempts to create a negative sentiment after it announced the $5 trillion economy goal by 2024. The government has announced a slew of measures including a reduction in corporate taxes and a Rs 25,000-crore stimulus package to help stressed housing projects. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.