There is citta only if it is accompanied by an object - otherwise there is not. Or as quoted from my signature, ""No phenomenon is a phenomenon, until it is an observed phenomenon" (J.A. Wheeler).
If you are asking about "consciousness" (in an English and/or scientific sense) that's a different question altogether... one not addressed by the Buddha of the Sutta Pitaka because of its complete irrelevance to dukkha (suffering / unsatisfactoriness) and nirodha (its cessation).
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine